Monday, May 19, 2014

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Today's Photograph . . . . What God Has In Store For Us Is Similar To Catching Bass  (Jimmy S)
Bible Study Verses
Luke 5:4-7
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. (NIV)

Fishing for largemouth bass is my first love in fishing. When I began learning the art of the sport, I would be all over the lake trying to catch fish. I would catch a fish and keep moving.

I finally learned that with bass, where one is caught, there is a good chance there will be more fish in the same area. I had to stay the course - let the net down again - and I began catching more fish.
(Tom B)

Action Point
Simon stayed the course, let his net down one more time, and was rewarded for following Jesus' direction.

What God has in store for us is similar to catching bass. You need to keep trying and let the net down one more time. This is applicable to everything we do in life: family, jobs, and God witnessing through us to others about His refreshing love for them.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
After you catch one bass and don't catch another one in the same place, switch to a different lure. Don't give up immediately on a spot. If there was one fish in that location, there are probably others.