Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010

"Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple....." Luke 9:23

One day a boy’s mother decided she would make hot buttered biscuits as long as her son could eat them. He loved biscuits and always complained that he never got enough. He ate and ate and ate, and she kept pulling them out of the stove. Finally she looked around and saw him sitting there looking sort of green. "What’s wrong, son, don’t you want some more biscuits?"He answered sickishly, “No ma’am, I don’t even want the ones I’ve got."You may get what you want, but you may not want what you’ve got after you’ve gotten it! Make sure your desires are in line with God’s will. Dr. J. Mike Minnix, Editor, PastorLife.
What do you want?
Really, what do you want?
Knowing what you want is part of the battle. Wanting what you have is part of it. And the biggest piece is knowing what you need and wanting that!
Jesus said that if you are going to be His disciple you must WANT to follow Him. Discipleship starts with desire. He wants you to want Him! He doesn't need any hesitant, half-hearted or conflicted followers. Those type of followers don't help Him nor do they help themselves.
Discipleship begins with "want to". Want to begins with "need to".
Do you have a desire to follow Jesus? Is it something you need to do.
Everyone follows someone. Who you follow determines where you will end up. Where do you want be at the end of your journey? Follow the one who is going in that direction.
When Jesus gives the call to follow Him He is calling those who want to go where He is leading. His destination is Heaven. Is that what you want? Is that where you want to end up?
Know what you are. Know what you want to be. Know where you are. Know where you want to go. Knowing those important facts will determine who you should want to follow.