“He said, “Throw the net off the right side of the boat and see what happens.” John 21:6, MSG.
Jesus called out to them, asking if they had any fish and upon hearing their reply instructed them to cast the nets to the other side of the boat. After they had done this the net was so full of fish that they couldn’t even drag it onto the boat. They had to drag the net full of fish ashore. Research says there were 153 large fish in the net and even though the weight was great, the net didn’t break.
This story is the perfect illustration for us in the instruction of evangelism. God wishes to empower you by His Word, to strengthen you (the net), so you may bring forth a great catch for Christ. If you just abide in Christ every single day, even if only for just a short time, you are strengthening yourself for this cause. Your Creator is blessing you to be a blessing to others. You might be the only bible someone will read today. Do you realize that God is seeking to change the world through you? Yes, we are just men, but God is with us. Just like the disciples’ net, you will be unbreakable and unstoppable in this pursuit.
I want to challenge you today to deny yourself (Matt 16:24) and only talk about everything God has done for you recently. If you were to take a few minutes and meditate on that, you will definitely find lots to talk about. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you reach out to someone in need of Him and help them go in the right direction. Be God-centered and make it all about Jesus, because your were made in His image for His purpose. I pray that you see the greatest and deepest miracle of all–the miracle of bringing someone to Jesus Christ.
Prayer: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, liberty to the oppressed and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. May these words You spoke come to fruition in me. My only desire is to see Your name be lifted on high and for Your eternal Glory to illuminate this world. Flood every willing heart with Your presence. I pray in the holy name of my Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 4:18-19