Gateway Friends -

We're now on day 10 of our 21 day fast.  As we move into the second half of the journey, I want to encourage you with a devotional I have been reading daily (Lead Like Jesus - Let the leader in you show).

The call to follow Jesus is a call to transformation.  He does not leave us as He finds us.  What great news!  He leaves no area of our lives untouched: family relationships, friendships, our perspective on life, work, leadership and the world in which we live - all are fair game. Jesus doesn't come to justify our current lives, He comes to call us to real life.  Are you ready to trade in your life to find real life?  Are you ready to follow Him?

Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men.  At once they left their nets and followed him.  Matthew 4:19-20

"At once they left." The Disciples urgency and obedience compared to my slow and sluggish response to Jesus is alarming.  During the final 11 days of this fast, I'm committing to an "at once" immediacy. O, Lord, help us all respond quicker to Your wHISper this season.