Wherever he went, crowds always follow HIM. The most famous are currently 5,000 people follow HIM from the city to the desert.
But Jesus was not interested in the group who are just hungry for great teaching HIS and eat free.
Not even the 70 students who just want the service.
Jesus was more interested / moved hearts HER in 12 students who want to serve Him, spend time with HIM and HIS love.
So HE called and appointed 12 students for HIM so that they can be with HIM.
There is a big difference between engaging in ministry by serving Jesus.
Service is what we can do for God and love>
by using the talents, abilities, and experience of our lives.
The same as saying the service;
“Jesus, this is what I want to do to you”
But serve Jesus like asking;
“Jesus, what do You want me to do?”
With our free offer ourselves to Christ without a hidden agenda, ulterior motives, and unconditional.
Our goal is only to please God and follow HIS completely.
(Luke 10:38-42) tells the story of two sisters, Martha and Mary.
At first glance, Marta looked better between the two brothers.
After all, it was he who took the initiative to invite Jesus into his home.
he was unusually busy entertaining him.
Obviously, he was more active than her sister Mary.
Martha is very skilled, talented, and according to current terminology, a born leader.
But at the end of the evening, only Mary who praised Jesus.
Maria understands what it means to be called to the Lord.
Our first call, which is not the main service. but for Jesus.
The main love we must be to God.
Martha represents those Christians with a messy priority.
They pay more attention to the bustle of the service rather than the Lord’s ministry.
And when the “God factor” in the service we lost, all becomes dry and hard to live.
Like Martha, eventually we become tired, angry, and frustrated.
But when we come to Jesus without agenda, saying;
“God, I offer myself entirely to Thee.
I will do anything and be anything for you.
Even if you want me to just be a doorkeeper in the house that has been overlooked-MU, it would be the greatest honor of my life ”
When we have a humble attitude like that, we are ready to be a disciple of Christ.
And this is what Jesus’ attitude that pleases God.