Saturday, August 8, 2009
Fishing for Christ
God enters our lives as we are, where we are, doing what we do, and invites us to "more"! God invites all people to love and serve as Jesus did in whatever vocation or life path they follow.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (New King James Version)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has special plans for our lives, plans to bless us and prosper us; The next two verses (Jeremiah 29:12-13) spell out the necessary conditions for us to receive the benefit of His plans.
SOMETHING THAT GOD CALLS ALL CHRISTIANS TO DO
Matthew 4:19 (New King James Version)
19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
You are not truly following Jesus unless you are being a fisher of men and an active witness for Jesus Christ, telling the lost about Him and sharing His plan of salvation with them. He also wants the church to teach and help others become fully devoted and passionate disciples (learners and followers) of Jesus Christ, so they will be fruitful witnesses and servants of His.
Are you doing what God called all Christians to do?