The journey with Jesus begins with believing in Him and His grace to cover your sins. Even better, next comes the call. What is “the call”? Ask Abraham or Moses, David or Jeremiah. Ask Mary or Paul or Peter. Peter heard the call while in a sinking boat in a wild storm, and was out walking on waves as soon as Jesus said, “Come.” Did Peter just want attention? Maybe, but perhaps he just wanted to be as close as possible to Jesus, even if it meant attempting the impossible
The call is not just for Bible heroes. It is for everyone who wants to walk with Jesus. God has a unique call for you in His mission to save the world. It starts with inviting His Spirit to transform your heart. From that point on, Jesus may lead you to your own home, your own community, or even a foreign country. Regardless, it likely will involve leaving the boat and loving others, especially the “least of these.” But even on stormy waves, and possibly sinking like Peter, responding to the call of Jesus will always lead you closer to Him. He gives a promise specifically for His water-walking followers: “ ‘And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age’ ” (Matt. 28:20b, NLT).
If you want to journey with Jesus, listen for His call, and be ready for a life-changing adventure!
—Andrea Keele serves as processing assistant at the Office of Volunteer Ministries, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.