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Let's go Fishing


Oh, how when I was child I would love to go fishing. The most excitement came from watching that bobber as it would go under and you could feel the tug on the line. And then with a whip backwards , that fish was hooked and then you would reel it in.


In the book of Matthew we find Peter and Simon in Capurnam. And in those days they had what they called a Temple Tax. And, this tax, was a tax paid by Israelites and Levites which went towards the upkeep of the Jewish Temple. And the bible says the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Does your Teacher pay the two drachmas?”


“Yes,” he answered. When Peter entered the house, Jesus preempted him. “What do you think, Simon?” He asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs and taxes: from their own sons, or from others?” “From others,” Peter answered. “Then the sons are exempt,” Jesus declared.


“But so that we may not offend them, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take the first fish you catch. When you open its mouth, you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for My tax and yours.”…


Sometimes God makes a path of provision that just does not make sense to humankind. And I am sure that most accountants would probably throw up at their hands in frustration at trying to balance the books of the blessed. Because when God does something supernatural, we can not take credit for it.


Then there are times that we have work involved in John we find Jesus saying unto them, 'Children, you have no fish, have you? ' They answered him, 'No. ' He said to them, 'Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some. ' So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.And I am sure that they were hungry and needed money to provide for each other. But even in their efforts they were supernaturally blessed.


When God calls you to do something He already has purpose and the plan worked out. So many times we get into trouble trying to get ahead of Him when it comes to provision . We work ourselves tirelessly owing unto others payments we can not repay in a timely fashion and all the time God is sayin “ Trust Me! I got this! “


Maybe it’s time that you go fishing with Jesus!....Grab the rod and reel of faith and cast it into the deep waters and pull out of it, the blessing that God has for you to finish what He has started in you. Yes! Sometimes one cast may be all it takes, or then there may be a little sweat equity involved. But when you got a fishing buddy like Jesus oh what difference the catch will be! And you can spend more time focusing on the job that you have been tasked to serve in. Be patient in the process to the purpose because God will never send you on a mission that He does not have the ending already worked out.


Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.


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