The disciples heard Jesus’ public teaching, just as the crowds did. The difference was that the disciples weren’t content with just hearing Him teach and seeing His miracles. As awe-inspiring as all that was, when the opportunity arose, they said yes to intimate personal relationships with Him, relationships that transformed the trajectory of their entire lives. What about you? Are you satisfied with knowing Jesus from a distance or do you want an intimate relationship with Him?
Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” —John 1:38-39a
Prayer: Jesus, I don’t want to settle for knowing You from a distance. I want to draw close. Let me recognize Your presence and Your voice and Your Spirit’s activity around me. I want my relationship with You to transform my life and leadership so that I pray and serve in Your name. Amen.
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