Luke 5:27-30New Living Translation (NLT)
Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew)
27 Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. 28 So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.
29 Later, Levi held a banquet in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi’s fellow tax collectors and other guests also ate with them. 30 But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?”
Dear Father, You ask me to follow you. You know me. I will follow you. May I always follow you. It does not matter what my status is here in this world. I am a saint in your Kingdom. I am a priest in your Kingdom. I believe in you, Jesus. I belong to you, Lord. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.