I enjoy fishing, but I am not a hard-core fisherman, so I will still be in bed at 12:01am. Jesus has called each of us get up, go out and fish for people.
“Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
I enjoy fishing for people. This morning in the weight room, a man who just found out I was a pastor guy, talked to me about a youth ministry he heard while listening to a Joyce Meyers broadcast. He had asked me where and what church I pastor and I had asked him if he had a home church. He shared he had been a long-time member of a church right in town. These are just casting out the line conversations. They open the door to questions about what Jesus means to them and how does a relationship with Him affect everyday life.
There is a woman who has pushed Christ out of her life and I have been doing a little trolling to discover why. We work together four days each week. She believes in the writings and philosophy of a person that has a humanistic approach to life. I am still fishing with questions to understand what she believes, why she believes it and why she feels it is more meaningful than what Jesus extends to her.
Fishing opener is a good reminder that Jesus calls you to fish for people. Get the equipment ready, keep casting the line of conversation out, sometimes you may be up until 12:01am asking and answering their questions about Jesus.