Listening To The Word

A Daily Devotional

By Randy Friesen

Fishing for Men

Today's Life Journal Bible readingDaniel 9,10; Psalm 123; Luke 5

“…‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.’ When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break… ‘Don’t’ be afraid; from now on you will catch men.’” Luke 5:5, 6, 10

After a fruitless night of fishing, the disciples were discouraged. Jesus’ request to put out into deep water and lower their nets was a call to obedience and submission.
If Jesus can command a school of fish to enter the nets of his disciples, why would the disciples, or we, doubt his leadership when we fish for men?
Are we listening to his voice concerning where, when, and whether to “let down the nets” in relation to our outreach and evangelism strategies?
Is Jesus leading, or are we?
Working hard is not enough; we are called to catch men.
Are we doing this?

Lord Jesus, you are my leader on this mission to catch men. You alone know the when, where, and how in each context. I choose to listen to your guidance today.