Why Try Something New?

boatHe 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 21:5-6

John 21 tells the story of the disciples fishing all night but not catching anything.  Jesus shows up on the shore and tells them change their method – fish on the other side of the boat. They immediately catch so many fish they are overloaded.

When Jesus calls us to something new, we better go for it!

Ministry leaders and churches often spend lots of time on things that aren’t producing results.  It may be easier for us to blame our circumstance than it would be to change our method of fishing.  We will often talk about lack of response from people, but we don’t create a new approach.  The important thing here is that Jesus invited them to try something different and they did.

What do you need to change to catch more fish?  What is God asking you to try?


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