Jesus wants us to follow him, not just for a week, month or year, but for the rest of all the years of our life. When Jesus physically walked the face of the earth those who followed him saw what he did for people and ended up embracing a new reality that changed their lives. What he asked people to do in those days is the same thing he is asking us to do today. He is asking us to follow him.
In Matthew 9:9 the Bible says, “And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him” (KJV). This sounded like a command and those who obey reap the benefit of following him. The experiences that these people had with Jesus changed them. It was like entering a mentors program and coming out with a set of skills for success.
There is something Jesus knows about being around him and that is the fact that you would not remain the same person from the inside. In Matthew 4:19 the Bible says, “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (KJV). The process of following Jesus has a way of making you into who God wants you to become. The process involves a lot about how you think, feel and act in this world.
Right now Jesus is making us change from glory to glory through that process. When Jesus turned water into wine the disciples ended up believing in him. Later when he calmed the storm that almost capsized the boat, their way of looking at things changed and they began thinking in a new way. All that happened because the disciples were in the process of being made. Today, Jesus is still changing us from glory to glory.
In 2 Corinthians 3:18 the Bible says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (KJV). There is no one who truly meets Jesus and still remains the same. The only thing that can prevent any one from that change is disobedience. The song writer says, “Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your blessing see what God has done. Count your blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you what The Lord has done”. Your experience in your walk with Jesus is a great change agent and if you pay attention to what he says and does you will be changed.
Are you following Jesus? Is he The Lord of your life? If you are, then it means he is changing you into a “fisher of men” which is the only possible fact when you have his image. Right now as a believer you are being changed into that image from glory to glory by the Spirit of God. Can you hear Jesus saying, “I will make you”. He is truly making you.