I came across this quote from Matthew Henry while studying Luke 9 and I Kings 19.
“When the Saviour said to one and to another, Follow me, the dearest friends and most profitable occupations were cheerfully left, and the most arduous (difficult) duties done from love to his name. May we, in like manner, feel the energy of his grace working in us mightily, and by unreserved submission at once, may we make our calling and election sure.”
This is my prayer for 2013! To serve Him,”by the energy of his grace,” hands on the plow, not looking back!