Thursday, September 22, 2011

Will you recognize Him when He reveals Himself to you? John 21:1-25

Good morning everyone,
It seems simple enough to think that we would recognize Jesus if He were to be in our presence.  Yet those that knew Him intimately, those closest to Him, failed to realize who He was when He showed them how to fish.  Now the story in John 21:1-25 is much bigger than the disciples just catching a bunch of fish.  Jesus was trying to tell them a story to show them how to be 'fishers of men.'  How many times do you know something is from the Lord, but doubt creeps in and makes you wonder?  How many times do we give credit to others when the credit should go to the Lord?  Life is about us being ready to serve the Lord with our whole heart!  It is about us being ready to show compassion to folks that don't know Him as their Lord and Savior!  Think back about your journey and how your being lost equated to You not knowing Him intimately! Not identifying with having patience and compassion for the hurting world!  All that changed or should change when you said yes to following Him.  It is amazing how things become clearer when you take your eyes off of your own self.  When you stop dancing for yourself and you start dancing for Jesus Christ!  He gives us opportunities daily to interact with folks that are down and out.  Will you be ready to be sensitive to those that He sends across your path?  It may be an opportunity for you to entertain angels!  Hebrews 13:2 says, 'Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.'  My prayer for each of you is to show compassion as opportunity crosses your path and you recognize Him when He reveals Himself to you!
Your brother in Christ,

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