Catch | Committed to Casting

If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

The truth be told, I am a lazy fisherman. I grew up with my great uncles, Willard and Eddy Goltz teaching me to fish. My great uncles were retired and fished all the time. They would use a cane pole, bobber, weight, hook and nightcrawlers. We would put on the bait, sit in a lawn chair by shore, and wait to see if the bobber went under water. If it went under, we would yank it up and do it all over again. Slow and easy I was told. Don’t be so anxious. Just wait.

When I went to college, a friend took me “fly fishing” in a stream for trout. I wanted to sit in a lawn chair and cast from shore. He made me wear boots and wade into the stream. I wanted to relax and wait for the bobber to go down. He told me there was no bobber and I had to cast over and over and over again in order to get a catch. He stated in order to be a good fly fisherman you had to be “committed to casting.” When it comes to sharing our faith, we have to be committed to “casting”. It is not a one time cast and wait. We share our faith story and God’s story over and over again. When we share (or cast) repeatedly we began to see results. How committed are you to casting?

In Christ’s Love and Service,
Pastor Paul Marzahn