web page hit counter

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A fine line indeed

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
- Steven Wright

Isn’t that the truth.

Can we see this in the Christian walk as well?

A Christian has the hope and power of God running through them and instead of casting the line in the water with the potential for catching big fish instead are just standing there, staring at the water.

Why is this so? Is it fear? Is it too risky to cast the line?

Sure we may not have all the answers, and we may not know or ever see the outcome. There might be no catch the first try. Maybe even the second or third try comes up empty. The big one may always seem elusive, and the few catches may be seemingly little fish.

But because God rewards faith, not the outcome, there can be so much joy in trying and letting Him guide you and work through you.

Don't just stand there looking silly. Cast the line.


At 21 June, 2006 08:19, Blogger Ryan said...

Mark, this is a great illustration. I'm encouraged and challenged not to merely stand by the bank like and idiot.

At 21 June, 2006 10:30, Blogger Mark said...

me too, Ryan, me too.



Post a Comment

<< Home