We are called to be fishers

Posted: December 8, 2008 in December 2008
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Story and Quote of the day:  We are called to be fishers

     “Our Lord has called us to be fishers.  When a fisherman is at work he makes no noise; he sits quietly there until his net is full; for if he were to make the slightest sound the fish would escape.  That is why we work in stillness; when the net is full the whole world will see what we have been doing.

     We must follow His imperative to first “Come,” and then to allow Him to make us “fishers of men.”

     Though all of us are gifted in different ways, our talents are to be directed to the purpose of building up the kingdom of God.  Though we may not be called to be full time evangelists, we still must have the same desire that Jesus had–to seek and save the lost.  This we do, not noisily or obnoxiously as a clanging cymbal, but quietly and skillfully–just the way a fisherman goes about his task.

     Remember it is Jesus who makes us fishers of men, not we ourselves.  Rely on Him to provide opportunities for sharing our faith.  Learn to do so effectively.  Recall how you came to Christ.  Giving others your “testimony” is the most valid way of reaching others.”  Nick Harrison and Sadhu Sundar Singh

Bible verse of the day:  Matthew 4:19

“Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

Today and everyday as I follow You, I pray to be that fisher of men.  May the words that I speak and the things that I do bring You all the glory.  I pray for wisdom and guidance when speaking so that it is Your Words that they hear and not mine.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,


  1. Jim Thornber says:

    Thanks for the thought. And “Amen.”

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