Thursday, January 07, 2010
Discipleship Dare Day 7 Hand to the plow
"Although Peter cannot achieve his own conversion, he can leave his nets." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Once we place our hands on the plow and agree to make furrows and plant the seed of the Gospel for Jesus we can never go back to what we were doing before and be happy or in the will of God. Plowing requires determination and total concentration. There may be relationships, positions, situations or other circumstanmces that must be left behind as Peter left his nets.
Responsibility, Sacrifice, Training are the key words Jess stresses in today's entry in the Discipleship Dare. The challenge is to keep moving forward no matter what and not get pulled back into a lifestyle that does not allow us to be fully engaged in the mission of Jesus.