A friend of mine recently invited us to go fishing.  It’s our policy to always watch for opportunities to invite neighbors along with what we’re doing; so we grabbed some neighbor boys and hit the lake.  I can honestly say this was one of the best fishing experiences of my life.  Not because of the quality of fishing, but the quality and depth of fellowship were beyond what I could have hoped for.

Luke 12 :32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Our family has been blessed to see just a glimpse of what Jesus means when He gives these strong commands.  There is a hidden and glorious Kingdom full of “Love, Joy and Peace in the Holy Ghost” [Rom 14].  As we are willing to set aside our agenda and the ‘ways that seem right to us’; He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we could ask or imagine.

We’ve been asking God to build His Kingdom in our youth, and as I see the smiles on their faces, the joy in their hearts, and deep questions being exposed; I see the results of our prayers.  His Kingdom is hidden; but it is a treasure worth more than anything this World can offer.  His Kingdom is here, and it’s more beautiful than anything I could ever build with my vision or strength.

Luke 10:2 “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

Many, many thanks to our friend Steve for setting aside his afternoon to make this memory possible.

2 thoughts on “Fishin For Religion

  1. I had a wonderful time out on the ice with you guys…always enjoy bringing people out on the ice that haven’t expiranced it. I would really like to get out fishing this summer, too. Tim, you truely are a disciple of Jesus. Thanks for being a great man of God. Continue to be a “Fisher of Men,” Matthew 4:18-22.

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