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Accepting God’s call requires courage to follow. It’s normal to feel fear and self-doubt, but ultimately God knows we can handle the calling that God places on our hearts.

Are you listening for God’s call? Prepare yourself today to hear and respond!

Listen

And so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

Luke 5:10-11

Think

“They left everything and followed...” the Kardashians, “Gossip Girl,” 50 Cent, and Abercrombie.

Our media-saturated culture tells you thousands of times every day exactly who and what is worth your time, your attention, your money...your everything. But your faith tells you something different.

Following Jesus is no easy task, because all of who you are is called to action: your heart, your mind, your talents, your values, your shortcomings, your reputation, your everything. And everything is all you've got. So give thanks to God for all that you have, for all that you are, and for all that you are becoming! Get ready, because God fully intends to put your everything to work.

Grier Richards

Pray

Loving God, use my everything to glorify you, and mold me into the disciple you need me to be. Amen.

Go

God’s presence and call often show up in unexpected places and at surprising times. We should all be changed by God’s presence each time we encounter God. Have you sensed God asking you to do something differently in your life? Have the courage to say YES!

Be the presence of Christ today as you give back and share your life with others.