Look with me at Luke 9:57-62
“As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” 62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
These people said that they wanted to follow God, yet their actions spoke differently. If following God was easy, then everyone would jump on the band wagon. Jesus tells them plain and simple that if they want to truly follow Him, then they need to do so with immediate obedience. If you say to God that you will follow Him wherever He wants you to go, then you better be ready for what lies ahead. According to this passage of scripture, we are to drop everything and obey immediately. Jesus also said that life would not be easy. Verse 62 tells us not to keep looking back at our old lives and desires, but to look forward and follow His path for your life. So just how Radical are you when it comes to following Christ? Do you obey Him with immediate obedience or do you say like the others, Lord just let me do this or that first and then I will follow You. God requires immediate obedience, not hey just let me think about it or pray about it for 20 years and then I’ll obey You God. If God is calling you, then please just do it. Be Radical in the world’s eyes and follow Christ with all that you are and all that you have. I pray that God will bless each of you who radically follow Him.
In Christ Service,