Where Are You Casting Your Net?

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Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.   (John 21:1–6, NIV 1984).

My Musings – They had seen the risen Christ, but went back to fishing, their old way of life.  The life they lived before Jesus changed their lives.  Catching nothing in the literal sense, and catching nothing in the Spiritual sense either.  Casting their nets on the wrong side of the boat.  “Fishing” in the wrong lake, for the wrong kind of catch.

My Advice – Most of us are not in full time ministry, so we do have to make a living in the secular world.  But we are changed, and our old way of making a living is no longer the way we make a life.  Do not go back to casting your net on that side of the boat.  It’s been fished out.

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