On of my favorite things in life is a night on the river with my fishing pole! It is peaceful, relaxing and exhilarating when you feel that fish take your bait and swim off with it (or try!).
When it comes to Spiritual things, I love fishing as well
Let’s first read some scripture:
One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them,“Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him.
A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too. They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.
I love how Jesus simplifies the Gospel!
You see Friends, Peter & Andrew were career fishermen – they understood what it meant to be fishermen. For example, they know that they would have: long nights – unsuccessful nights – coming home smelling like fish and bait – just to name a few. Throughout the Gospels’ (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) Jesus does this time after time. If He simplifies it – we need to as well! For simple ways to share your faith read the blog I wrote – 5 Tips On How To Share Your Faith With Others
Fishing takes work.
You must know when, where and how to catch the fish. It the same way with witnessing – you must know:
- When to witness to the person.
- How to witness to the person.
- Where to witness to the person.
You don’t always make a catch.
There have been several night where I’d come home empty handed – not only empty handed but not even a bite! I don’t give up though – I keep going to the lake. It is the same way with witnessing. People may not get saved the first time (or they may). In fact, look at 1 Corinthians 3:7:
It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.
Now that you have a little more knowledge about how to fish, I have one thing I’d like to leave with with: You can witness. You have the Holy Ghost living inside of you! Don’t be afraid, just