“And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.” (Mark 1:19-20)

The Bible does not contain the dates James and John were “saved.”   It does contain the day they became his disciples and began their  “Hero’s journey”, a journey of following Jesus.  Discipleship is a journey.  And central to this discipleship journey is following Jesus and hearing from the Father.   Jesus’ whole journey with his disciples was to mentor them into forming a relationship with the Father in which they heard his voice. “And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:17)

You are on a “Hero’s Journey.”  It is a journey of your life.  And Central to your journey also needs to be your relationship with God.  What is central is not the church you used to attend, the church you attend now, or your present small group you are in. Though these may have been or presently are where your journey is located, your journey will continue on after your season with them is over.  If you take these things like church and small group attendance, Bible studies out of the central place and simply look at your journey:  your life’s journey,  your journey with God,  your relationship with God,  your hero’s journey; what do you see?

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When you finish, say a prayer for honest revelation from the Holy Spirit and then reflect on your Hero’s journey. Where are you on your journey?   Have you answered your call?  Are you doing what make’s you happy?  Have you entered the unknown? Have your returned and are you sharing the experience of your journey?

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