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Weekly Wisdom: Are You a Fan or a Follower?

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Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Mark 1:16
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Have you truly taken a step towards being a devoted follower of Jesus? What’s the difference between a “fan” vs. a follower? Let’s reflect on Jesus’ call to follow Him as described in Mark 1.

Knowledge vs. Relationship: Fans may have factual knowledge about Jesus, but faithful followers nurture a profound personal relationship with Him. It’s not just about understanding facts; it’s about an intimate connection.

Seeking Blessings vs. Seeking God: Fans are often driven by what they can gain from Jesus—blessings, prosperity, or favor. Followers seek Jesus for who He is, valuing a relationship with Him over everything.

Fair-Weather vs. Commitment: Fans tend to be fickle, choosing Jesus when life is good but retracting in difficult times. However, followers display unwavering commitment, devoted to Jesus regardless of tribulations.

Are we content with being mere admirers, or have we taken the step to follow Jesus wholeheartedly? Today is an opportunity to embrace His calling.

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Heavenly Father, thank You for this new day and the love You show us. We are grateful for the privilege to follow You and seek Your guidance. Let us align with Your divine purpose, following You faithfully, regardless of life’s challenges. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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