After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me." And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.
Luke 5:27,28 NASB
Imagine what kind of a presence Jesus must have had. He simply said “Follow Me” and Levi did. This is the power that Jesus had over people when they met Him. He simply said “Follow Me” and they did.
Not everyone He contacted followed Him, but those that believed in Him did.
Today people won't meet Jesus in the flesh as they did when He walked the earth. Today they will meet Him when they meet one of His and when that person is willing to display Jesus in their actions and speech.
We don't have the ability to know who will or won't follow Jesus. So, we need to treat everyone we come in contact with as someone that will come when called by Jesus. Many will not respond to His calling, but some will. We need to remember when we reach out to someone to show them Jesus and they say no, they are saying no to Him and not us. It's not about us, it's about Him.
So today, remember it is Jesus that does the calling through you. Be an instrument He can use for His purposes. Let Him call people to Himself through you.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman