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Teach a Man to Fish

  • Jesus said to them, 'Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men.' Immediately they left their nets, and followed him. Mark 1:17-18 WEB

    While growing up, I spent a lot of time on the rivers near my home in South Carolina. The black water of the Waccamaw was just a few miles away and hunting and fishing were a normal part of everyday life in the country. Bait selection was imperative, crickets for bream, night-crawlers for catfish, minnows or lures for bass. A good fisherman always went prepared.

    You also use different tactics according to your quarry. When fishing you try and entice a fish to take the bait. You put something in front of them that looks good, appealing, a lure, something that they desire and would want to eat. Using the wrong bait will get you nothing but ignored, but the fish will pounce on the right bait. If you make too much noise, you will drive all the fish away.

    Hunting is almost opposite. You pursue your prey, often with the help of barking dogs and other hunters, depending on the quarry. The prey does not willingly submit either. It is being chased or ambushed, and their only desire is to get as far away from you as possible.

    God knows the difference between hunting and fishing as well, and there are different seasons for each. He told Jeremiah: 'Behold, I will send for many fishermen,' says Yahweh, 'and they will fish them up. Afterward I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain, from every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks' (Jeremiah 16:16). In Jeremiah, He gave Israel a chance to come willingly by having fishers 'lure' them. Afterwards He sent the hunters to force them.

    Jesus said that He would make us 'fishers of men', not their hunters. We are to make Jesus look good, appealing, someone people would want to know. If they do not willingly take the bait then move on. Do not pursue them like a hunter as you will just drive them away. No means no.

    The prodigal son's Father did not chase him down the road with a Bible yelling at him, but instead was there waiting for his return when he came to his senses (Luke 15:17). Make Jesus look good, and do not be offensive or scary when you share your faith with others.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and wisdom. Help me know what to say at the right time and keep me from driving those away that would come to know You. Help me find a balance in my life. Please walk with me and talk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

Feb 6
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you Lord for helping me to walk and talk only in the light of your Love :)

Feb 6
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

 Amen❤

May Jesus' love reflect in my life  to others So that they would want to know Him better...

Feb 6
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 6
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! If your testamony is not what the person needs then maybe he is looking for some one else. God uses the strangest people to do the things He needs! 

Feb 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Feb 6
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen❤️

Feb 6
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

 

Feb 6
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,praise you Jesus.i love and worship you.

Feb 6
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for all Your blessings and keep me away from sin. Help us to follow and listen to Your word,Amen. In Jesus name I pray.

Feb 6
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Feb 6
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This is a great prayer to say every morning! Thanks, Pastor Dion!~

Feb 6
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Thank you for this great insightful message. Worth pondering-

God bless you-

Feb 7
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and wisdom. Help me know what to say at the right time and keep me from driving those away that would come to know You. Help me find a balance in my life. Please walk with me and talk with me today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Feb 7
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 7
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and wisdom. Help me know what to say at the right time and keep me from driving those away that would come to know You. Help me find a balance in my life. Please walk with me and talk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen :-)

 

Thank you Pastor, Dion. :-)

Feb 8