“I Will Send You Out”

Absorbing God Word

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1: 17-18

Applying God’s Word

God starting using me to write the weekly “Challenge” back in April of 2001. It was sent to a dozen friends via email and ended up growing to over 200 readers. In April of 2011, a friend developed a website for me, which has allowed the “Challenge” to do even more for Jesus. www.act-ministries.org

The website has a picture of an open bible with the light of the sun shining on it. The Lord had put it on my heart to find a picture of a bridge. I scanned hundreds of pictures of different bridges. In my search, I came across the picture I ended up using, because it said to me that His word is the bridge between Him and His people.

Below that picture is a man standing in the ocean casting a net. That was the other thing that the Lord had put on my heart after giving me the scripture reading in Mark 1:17-18. He calls each of us to fish for more followers.

I remember when God said to me, “Jack, come follow me.” I wish I could say that I dropped what I was doing immediately to follow Him, but instead the invitation left me paralyzed. I finally agreed to follow, but not to fish for others. It took me a while to figure out that the two go together.

Accounting of God’s Word

Have I said yes to follow Jesus? Have I said yes to cast His net? 

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