Monday, April 30, 2012


“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.””
(Matthew 4:18–19 NIV)

Peter and Andrew (and James and John) were fishermen. That was their profession. Jesus invited them to follow Him and promised that He would make them into fishermen for men. It seems that what Jesus did here is take their natural employment and say that with His training and in becoming His follower, that He would train them in such a way that their normal profession would be used by God to allow them to recruit people into the Kingdom of God.

Lord, help me to help others live out the calling of Christ in their profession whatever that is. And I pray that you would send forth laborers into your harvest field that are able to fish for men in whatever way makes sense for their context.

1 comment:

  1. God has worked with our family in the same way, taking former military musicians and leading them into ministry to the military.