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Sorting The Fish

  • King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe." Agrippa said to Paul, "With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Christian?" Paul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me today, might become such as I am, except for these bonds." Acts 26:27-29 WEB.

    When a fishing net is pulled out of the water, it may contain many types of fish. First, they dump the fish on the floor of the boat. Then someone sorts them out while the fishermen work on getting the net back in the water. As Christians, we work with the Holy Spirit as the fishermen. Yet, God sorts the fish. He chooses the ones He wants to keep.

    I once watched as the Holy Spirit's presence caused a hardened drug dealer to weep. He was a childhood friend who had made some really bad choices in life. That particular day, I was going to town, and he wanted to go, so I brought him along. I guess he felt like talking to someone. We lived in the country. So while I was driving, I told him about some scripture I had been studying recently and how it fascinated me.

    At first, he just laughed it off. Then said a few mocking things like, "You don't really believe that stuff, do you?" But soon, the Holy Spirit's presence settled over him, and he became shaky and scared. If he could have gotten out of that car, he would have, but today I was driving. He stared out of the passenger side window a while, and when he looked back at me, he was in tears.

    The car was filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit. I was in awe of the power and love of God for the lost and a bit surprised. The Lord loved this guy who had never given Him a positive thought in his life. To put it mildly, my friend there did drugs, sold drugs, and stole things regularly.



    There was really nothing that seemed beneath him. He was the kind of man who would rob Peter and write a bad check to Paul. Yet God loved him, and He was reaching out to draw him into the flock that day. God includes the ones that we would exclude. He can change their mind.

    We don't get to sort the fish. We should reach out to the lost wherever and whoever they may be. So be a friend to those who need one because they won't listen to an enemy. Also, don't try and correct the problems in people's lives. Lead them to Jesus first, and He will take care of the rest. The Apostle Paul witnessed to everyone around him. Some were saved, some were not. His goal was to save everyone and let God sort them out. We should do the same.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for putting me where I am. Put Your words in my heart and let Your Holy Spirit rise up within me. Please fill me with Your wisdom and tact. Let me know when to share with others and when to keep my mouth shut. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Help me to have the wisdom and when to say the right words to the lost family too! Thank you Holy Spirit ! Amen
July 3, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your saving Grace and Mercy over my life. I could not do this without You. Amen

July 3, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

July 3, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Penningtonedited: July 3, 2021

Hallelujah Amen. Give me the words and wisdom Lord to say the right things to my lost family.  Thank you Holy Spirit,  Amen

July 3, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

July 3, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God   amen 

July 3, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!!!!

July 3, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, show when to speak and what to say and when to be quiet! Amen.

July 3, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I need You to lead me to have the right words when I encounter a lost soul, to bring him/her with the help of the Holy Spirit and be saved again. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Glory be to God, Hallelujah. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for all you do, God bless you both. 

July 3, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I love you Lord

July 3, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

To whomever and whatever my circumstances might be, let your light shine through my heart. Thank you Father for your forgiveness and faithfulness. Thank you Pastor Dion. 

July 3, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 3, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God is awesome. Amen 

July 3, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Afternoon Everyone 

July 3, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 3, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

July 3, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

July 3, 2021
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Yes Lord, I want to be a messenger for you. Help me to say the right things to your lost sheep. God bless all of them.

July 4, 2021