“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 9:9




“Follow me.”


– Matthew 9:9 (NIV)






Reflect on this:

Jesus looks at you, intently and lovingly,

and calls out “Follow me.”


The full verse, from which this call is taken, reads as follows:

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth;

and He said to him, “Follow me.”

And he got up and followed Him.


Matthew did.

Have I?


Matthew’s promptitude in "following" Jesus’ call is to be noted.

When God speaks,

the soul may be tempted to reply, "Tomorrow; I’m not ready yet."

In the last analysis this excuse, and other excuses,

are nothing but a sign of selfishness and fear.

"Tomorrow" runs the risk of being too late.


Following Christ, means we should make ourselves totally available to Him;

whatever sacrifice He asks of us we should make.

The call to follow Christ means

staying up with Him,

and not falling behind.

We either follow Him, learn from Him and serve Him,

or we lose Him.






Lord Jesus, lead me!


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