It has been a JOY to see what God has done in and through you and your family!!!
Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch Part 3
Luke 5: 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
Is Jesus welcome where you work? Not bums, but busy about their responsibilities, Jesus was looking for workers. Laziness is not a quality God desires in His harvesters. They weren’t passive either.
Simon’s simple perspective had him “washing the nets”. Simon’s team had not caught fish, but decided to be respectable about failing. There is a known rhythm in working and resting. Giving and receiving, praying and preaching.
Maybe it was “net repairing and washing” time of day. My pro fishing guide son can tell you that there are times of day that are better and worse for expecting to catch anything. Maybe the weather is more favorable some hours than others. Here in the Texas Panhandle, we expect the winds to pick up as the day goes on. Can you picture Simon throwing a net into the wind to have it blown right back into his face? We can.
My guide son ( http://www.ltdguideservice.com –shameless plug) will also tell you that fish move around based on the water temperature, wind direction, phases of the moon, etc. Maybe the hour determined the location of fish and feasibility of fishing. Maybe there were avoidable dangers in the deep at this time.
Simon, the Pro, knew when to be on the lake and when to be on the shore. Jesus’ timing is no less than perfect, ever. Jesus shows up and uses a boat that was strategically at shore.
One Command from the Creator gave Courage to the Craftsmen….
To be continued….
These are some of the things I am seeing at Calvary right now:
1. Prayer warriors and the results of it! I wake up daily with messages of prayer reports from people. I hear reports of people pleading for the sick, the lost, and the burdened. So amazing!
2. People are leading in evangelism as opposed to the pastor having to be the only one. There is a burning desire to share the gospel to all of Pampa and when you couple that with the prayer warriors from above, the result is baptisms every single week.
3. Deacons who are truly deacons. These guys don’t fight or bicker. Nope, they live to serve. Deacons meetings aren’t something I dread to go to, rather it’s a place where ministry reports and prayers are shared. The result? A happy church and a blessed pastor.
These are just a few praises that are happening at Calvary. I’m not sharing this to make others jealous. I’m sharing this to encourage a prayer of revival and renewing. I share this to encourage you to know that the Lord is good and is still cares about us. DON’T GIVE UP ON HIS CHURCH