The Message (MSG)
18-20 Walking along the beach of Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew. They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed.
I want you to pay close attention to verse 19.
In the Matthew 4:19
New Century Version (NCV)
19 Jesus said, “Come follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”
The words in Greek, the original language, literally says, "Come behind me, and I will make you fishers of people."
This is huge, Jesus says, come behind me, In other words, follow, I will lead you, and in leading you I will train you.
In a sermon I listened to the other day, Dr. Dwight Nelson explained that no one is born a fisherman, you have to be taught.
Do you get that. You, me and the other guy, none of us are naturally talented fishers. We only become God if we let Jesus teach us to fish.
God calls all of us to fish. Will you today let Jesus help you learn to fish for people.
I love what James says, in chapter 2:20, "20 You foolish person! Must you be shown that faith that does nothing is worth nothing?" CEV
It's time to get off our feet and let Jesus teach us to fish. People need the Lord, let's get fishing.
If you want to listen to Pastor Dwight Nelsons sermon you can listen to it here.
How often do we wonder, "Where am I going? or What is my purpose?" In our day to day life, in our inner walk, many of us are looking for a purpose. You may be here because you want answers. You may be here because you truly want an Epic Walk. For whatever your reason, I am glad you are here. Read on. Enjoy our daily homework and hopefully, you can find more purpose, and begin an Epic Walk.