by Lee Wise
Mark 2:13-14 "Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A
large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. As he
walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax
collector's booth. 'Follow me,' Jesus told him, and Levi
got up and followed him"
HERE'S WHAT I GET FROM THIS...
What a picture of the simplicity of the Christian life.
Jesus says: "Follow me"
"Levi got up and followed him."
Levi immediately got up and did what Jesus wanted him to do.
That's the attitude Jesus needs to see in my life.
When he says: "Follow me," I should say in return: "Okay,
Jesus. Let's go."
When I read this section of scripture during my devotional
time and reflected on the short interchange between Christ
and Levi, I wrote:
"Amazing. Thought provoking. Challenging."
I would say the same today.
"OKAY, JESUS. LET'S GO!"
I relate to that.
It's simple and to the point.
I would be the first to admit that I am a long ways from
being perfect in this area, but let me venture out and give
you a few tips on living what might be termed an "Okay,
Jesus. Let's go!" way of life.
SUGGESTIONS FOR STAYING SENSITIVE TO JESUS
If we are going to follow Levi's example and respond quickly
to what Jesus says to us, I believe we must *SEE THE VALUE*
of following him.
In a word, this has to do with *PERSPECTIVE.*
The only way I have found to keep up this right perspective
is through *exposure.*