We are called, as disciples of the Lord, to become FISHERS OF MEN. This is not an option open to us where we can accept or decline the offer. This is a fact of being a disciple. Jesus said, “Follow Me and I will make you a fisher of men.” If we are not fishing then we are not following. Plain and simple.
The summer is a great time to start conversations with neighbors, friends and even total strangers. The weather is good, many are outdoors, and everyone is moving at a slightly slower summer pace and so more willing to be engaged in a meaningful conversation. Just be friendly, take notice of your surroundings and the person you want to speak to, and just be yourself.
Remember, you have THE most important message to share with them. They need to hear what you have to say. They may not think it is important or life-changing but you do and so that means you are responsible to share it. The Bible states that “the gospel is the power of God unto salvation” and so we can expect that when we share God’s power will go to work, changing hearts and transforming lives.
You are an ambassador of the Kingdom. You are a minister of reconciliation. You are a bearer of good news. You are one who has been empowered and enabled to supernaturally share the Gospel with miracles, signs and wonders following your witness … Don’t hesitate to share and if you can’t see an opening to do so, make one!
Remember, as you go into your world Jesus promised to go with you and back your words with His power and presence.