What is it about the start of a new fiscal year that causes so many of us to re-evaluate all of the little things that make our lives our own? We set goals to eat more vegetables and lay off sweets so we can fit into those stylish jeans. We talk about buying organic & supporting local farmers while promising to wash our faces every night before bed so we don’t continue to age ourselves unnecessarily. All great changes to make, but all merely changes to the surface. Roll up your sleeves and push back your hair ladies it’s time to GO FISHIN’! People who are always to striving to change their outsides more than likely need some changes to their insides too and what better time of year to help our friends find a little Jesus.
He is the cardiologist to the heartbroken, chef to the hungry, father to the fatherless and it’s high time we show folks just what his love feels like.
"While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him." Matthew 4:18-20 (English Standard Version)
Be transparent with the people you are in contact with daily. Let his love shine through you. Be open to answer questions about faith truthfully. Above all, remain respectful as you share the word. You role this time around may be as the seed planter.
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30 (New International Version)
Most workplaces have No Solicitation policies, which often includes sharing written materials on faith. Be aware of what you can and can’t do when it comes to fishing. You can’t do much fishing if they take away your license.
Stoplight Prayer: Father in Heaven, thank you for blessing me with all that I have and showing me all that you are. Help me to show others all the wonderful things that your love has to offer.