Loving God, Equipping People, Mentoring Leaders, Reaching Nations
I was reading the story of Peter and the disciples when they went back to fishing after the crucifixion and resurrection (found in John 21). In the story they fish all night and catch absolutely nothing. In the early morning light the Lord appears on the beach and asks them how it is going. They answer that they have caught absolutely nothing. He then tells them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat and there they will find some. Without a question they do as He said – instant obedience – and they catch a “multitude” so large it stretches the nets to beyond capacity. Soon afterwards, they launch out on their public ministry as they step out to lead the new Church spreading a new kind of fishing net to catch the attention of the world and to bring individuals into the Kingdom and the Church. It worked for the Church grew at an enormous rate.