Going Fishing

Fishing_Crockpot Empire_Beach_Ocean_30A IMG_4834 Beach_Ray Ban Aviators Blue Kids IMG_4923 IMG_4922 IMG_4921 Ray Ban Aviators_Kids Fashion_Crockpot Empire Sandcastles_Beach_Crockpot EmpireHappy Monday! I am at the beach in my happy place having fun with some of the sweetest college girls that go to Auburn. They are little by little trying to sway our little Bulldog into a Tiger {gasp}, but that’s just not possible! When we were out on the beach yesterday, Knox was playing with a net he especially wanted when we were shopping for beach toys, so that he could go fishing. As he was trying to catch fish, it sparked me to learn more about how we are called and have been instructed by Jesus to be fishers of men. I wanted to do a post on encouraging all of us to step outside of our comfort zone, feel more confident in talking to others about being Christians, and to be the disciples he has called us to be.

With judgement, fear and uncertainty of how we may be perceived or what people may think of us, it can be difficult to reach out to others in our communities in our daily lives teaching others about Christ, but as Christians it is our job to do so. Have you ever heard the story of Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples? They had been working so hard fishing all night, yet had not caught anything. Then Jesus took him out deep in the waters and asked him to throw his net in. Peter did as He said, and caught soooooo many fish that the nets began to break and the boats began to sink, because they were both so full. Then Jesus said, from now on you will be fishers of men, meaning that every time they told people about Him, the Holy Spirit would save people by making them trust in Jesus, too.

We can only lead people to Christ, tell them the good news and then the rest is up to Jesus to do His work in the hearts of others. And He will! So, this week, let’s set out to be bold in our faith and go out with our nets and fish by praying for someone, helping someone out by having a servant heart, and telling someone about God. Don’t be shy, because it’s the greatest gift you could ever give someone. Have a great week sweet friends!

“Come follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Kim Bishop - Crockpot Empire

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