CHILDREN CATCH FISH, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/24/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from Texas.)
“…He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish…” John 21:6
Keep Casting Your Net
Peter was an experienced fisherman and had been out in the boat all night. He had worked hard, used his best techniques, threw out the nets just where he thought the fish would be, again and again, hour after hour, but nothing. Early the next morning, a man shouted from the beach to throw the net on the right side of the boat. When they did, they caught so many fish they couldn’t haul the net in. Right then, Peter recognized that the man on the beach was Jesus. Like Peter, you may have worked hard toward your dreams, done your best, used your expertise, exhausted yourself, and come up empty. But God knows where your fish are. God is saying, “Throw out your nets one more time.” The struggle, the disappointment, and the lack were only tests. Your fish are still there. If you’ll throw out your nets again, God is going to cause those stored up blessings to find you.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are the God who spoke worlds into existence, and You know how to get the fish to my net. Thank You that the opportunities, the promotions, the breakthroughs are coming. I’m going to keep believing and casting my net. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Trout fishing is one of my top drawer things to do. Of course when the Holy Spirit sent me to Hawaii I had to trade my love of fishing for trout for a love for fishing for souls. There are several ways of approaching the subject. With pride you get skunked and quit but with humility you try to learn what you are doing wrong and ask questions. Teaching kids between 7 & 12 is a wonderful experience as they are dry sponges and if interested what they suck up into their sponge is with them for life. But back to fishing, we all have good fishing stories. Dale, my construction superintendent and I , decided to take one of our atheist employees trout fishing one week end with my little boat on a big lake in Oregon. Dale in the bow, me with the motor and the atheist in the middle. Trout limit for the 3 of us was 30. Dale and I caught the first 4 fish and then nothing. But we felt GOD was on our side, at least. But then the atheist begin to catch trout and we caught nothing and started to give us a hard time as he passed our 4 and kept going. By the time he was up to about 10 he gave us one horrible time about Jesus helping Peter catch fish but we were such losers, and on and on and on. We had about an hour left before we had to head for shore. Dale and I were totally defeated and felt doomed for more harassment for the night. And then something rose up within me and I almost audible commanded a fish to bite my hook in Jesus Name and immediately I pulled in a big German Brown. Then in the next ½ hour Dale and I caught about 15 fish to our friends -0- and between us and the Holy Spirit saved the day. I look back at that experience of many years ago and see how our superficial pride allowed the enemy to initially take the victory from us. Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a great fall. That the Holy Spirit had to wait on us to burn up our pride and in humility and obedience do as we were told. Often as Christians we keep our cup so full of ourselves that there is really no room for the supernatural presence of Jesus. He has to wait for us to become as little children before we can enter into the Kingdom of God, now, on planet earth. Did Jesus not teach us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on EARTH, as it is in Heaven. The Holy Spirit is trying to teach us to do just that while we are still here alive on earth. It is not a pie in the sky. The power of God is Here NOW! Wanting to be used for the Glory of God. You can find this woven all through the New Testament if you want to look for it. We need to be learning how to walk together in the Holy Spirit in GOD Loving Truth in UNITY to experience HIS Kingdom on earth. We are being trained, if we will allow it, to learn to walk in the supernatural power of GOD now. If we will dump our unbelief and fear from our cup and fill our cup with humility, obedience and loving faith and unity in the finished work of Christ Jesus for us on the Cross we just might enjoy going fishing with HIM. Jn. 17:22.
Yours, in HIS great Love and Wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
And all who truly, Love, Honor and Obey HIM are eternal members
FROM THNE PAST: “Atonement by the blood of Jesus is not an arm of Christian truth; it is the heart of it.” -Charles Spurgeon “On the back of Satan’s neck is a nail scarred footprint.” -C. S. Lewis “Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us, yet if we withhold ourselves from that blood, we will be unclean forever.” -Aiden Wilson Tozer “And all of a sudden, all of my sins came before me. Everything I had ever done wrong that I had forgotten about years ago came into my mind. And I prayed, Lord, forgive me, may the blood of Jesus Christ cleanse me from all of my sins… not because of my good works or because of all the things I have tried to do, but because the Lord had forgiven me.” -Billy Graham “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” -Robert Lowry
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