February 18

Leviticus 6:1-7:27; Mark 3:7-30; Psalm 37:1-11; Proverbs 10:3-4

The first call that Jesus offers us is a call to accompany Him. When He choose His first Disciples, He expected that as He performed His early ministry, they would be near Him to learn from His example. Our first task is not to “do” but to “be”.

How often do we put “doing” over “being”? We try to earn a position with God but we never realize that God cares less about our doing but more about our being. God knows that if we will be with Jesus, the doing will happen automatically. However, if we only focus on doing, we will miss the challenge to really change who we are!

As God’s children and siblings to Jesus, we cannot forget that our rightful place is to be with Jesus! Think about how you spend your day. Are you spending time with Jesus? Are you intentionally trying to be with Him in everything you do? Are you inviting Him into your daily affairs? Your day will be more effective and your prayer time will be more meaningful when you focus on being with Jesus more than doing things for Him.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Leviticus 7:28-9:6; Mark 3:31-4:25; Psalm 37:12-29; Proverbs 10:5

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