Dropping your nets … today

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.  “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”  At once they left their nets and followed him.

 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.  Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.  

Mark 1:16~20

 

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I know what some of you are thinking: Great passage of Scripture but not real life. I have a family and a mortgage! What does this look like in real life? Let me tell you:

Dropping your nets looks like choosing the things of God over the things of this world.

Dropping your nets looks like confession of sin and repentance from sin.

Dropping your nets looks like placing faith in God rather than faith in self.

Dropping your nets looks like loving your spouse like Jesus loved the church.

Dropping your nets looks like loving your neighbor when it’s really difficult to do so.

Dropping your nets looks like offering forgiveness when tempted to offer curse words.

Dropping your nets looks like denying self and serving others.

Dropping your nets looks like taking the time and effort to encourage someone.

Dropping your nets looks like praying for someone rather than passing along gossip.

Dropping your nets looks like teaching your kids to love Jesus more than sports or test scores.

Dropping your nets looks like living in integrity rather than cutting corners.

Dropping your nets looks like speaking truth rather than spreading lies or opinions.

Dropping your nets looks like reading the word of God and obeying it.

Dropping your nets looks like giving testimony to the work of God in your life.

Dropping your nets looks like giving up stress and worry and replacing it with the peace of God.

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