“…then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him…” Mark 1:17‭-‬18 (NKJV)

Today, we have found ourselves in a society that wants to prove everything and deny anything. A lot of people have become so myopic that working with the Lord without asking questions is a really difficult task. They just need to know why, for what, and how. If they don’t get the extra explanations which they call beyond reasonable doubts, they will not believe. Our Lord Jesus met Simon Peter and Andrew, going about their personal businesses as Fishermen, and He told them to follow Him. Now, when He did, something remarkable took place. The Bible records that they immediately left their nets and followed Him. He only spoke a two letter word to them, and they instantly dropped their nets and followed him. Can you imagine this? No need for extra explanation as to why they should follow him, or why He wanted them to do God’s work. Peter and Andrew didn’t need to be convinced to follow the master. He called them and they immediately answered the call. No wonder this same Peter became the Head of the church after the ascension of Christ. He followed our Lord Jesus with conviction.

Someone might say, well, it was his destiny to follow Jesus and that is why he didn’t need to be convinced. Well, Peter and Andrew were not the only disciples of our Lord Jesus. There were others also who followed quite alright, but in the long run, they needed to be convinced. One of such persons was the disciple called Thomas. When our Lord Jesus Christ was raised back to life, the Bible recorded that He didn’t believe. In fact, he said “…Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe….” John 20:24‭-‬25 (NKJV). Did you see that? He was literally saying, even if he sees the Lord standing in front of him, if he doesn’t touch the holes that were drilled in His hands, and touch His side where He was pierced with the sword he would not believe. He just could not get himself to believe what the disciples were saying. So, he wanted something that was beyond all reasonable doubt and when our Lord Jesus Christ proved it to him (Scripture reference: John 20:29), he became convinced. Now, the question is, are you like Peter or Thomas? Do little teachings from the word of God satisfy you? Or do you always need many days of ministrations to believe the principles of God’s word? Have you made up your mind not to be a part of several principles being carried out in church just because you felt you were not convinced? How easily does the word of God reach out to your conscience and make you change your opinion? Are you like Peter or have you made up your mind to be like thomas? Well, this is a question that you must ask yourself from time to time, because it will help you to stay in faith. 


If you truly want to see the results of the scripture in your life, do not wait to see before you believe!


Father, I am grateful for this exciting and thought provoking article. I decree today the am walking by faith and not by sight. I do not wait to see before I believe, rather I choose to believe before I see. And as I do this, I am manifesting the results of what the word of God talks about in Jesus name. Amen!

Categories: January 2023

1 Comment

Mukisa victoria · January 19, 2023 at 5:17 am

Hallelujah!! Oh this is so deep, iam so touched! Lord let me be that peter not thomas.Thank you so much sir.God bless you .I have been reading this scripture again and again but I didn’t come up with such revelation indeed it has blessed me!.

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