How can I tell if I’m following Jesus?
Jesus said to Simon Peter and Andrew, “Come, follow Me. And I will make you fishers of men.” If I’m not a fruitful fisher of men, I’m not following Jesus. I’m only kidding myself. I’m actually following ME. The key to reproduction — to being seed fallen on fertile soil that produces a hundred, sixty or thirty-fold, is following Jesus, not following self. Jesus-dependency, not independency. Only the self-aware and self-accepting can bear to see how terribly unfruitful we are, how terribly in need we are of overhaul by Jesus’ Spirit, so we are way-more Jesus-dependent, and way-less independent. Recognizing the problem is half the solution.
—Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships
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