14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
I believe Jesus is telling me to remember that as I follow Him, He will lead me to people He wants to catch up in the ‘net’ of His kingdom. I think He is sending me out and training me to be a better fisher of people. I sense He is saying, ‘I want to give you the eyes of a fisherman. Ask me for the best fishing spots and I will send you there.’
So God is telling me two things to ask in my time alone with Him:
- Show me who I will meet today that You want to catch in the net of Your kingdom.
- Tell me what You want me to do when I meet them.
Simply listen to their story? Tell them my story? Tell them Your story?
Pray with them right then and there?
Jesus, please give me the expectation that as I follow You, I will catch people in the net of Your kingdom. AMEN
Mike McCoy, Pastor
Hills Vineyard Christian Fellowship – Concord