Friday, October 3, 2014


He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will catch some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net because of the large number of fish John 21:6 (NIV).

After thirty-eight years working in my career as an elementary school teacher and administrator, it was time to retire. During those working years, the Lord had graciously called me to several opportunities to serve Him in addition to my “day job.”

In school or out, it was always a blessing when my God placed me in circumstances that allowed Him to use me to share and pray with others.

Free of a busy career, my plan was to grasp this opportunity to spend more time working for the Lord. Laying my thoughts and prayers concerning the future before my King, my prayer was, “Dear Lord, most of my daily responsibilities are over. Here I am Lord, use me. Take me anywhere in the world—any country—any continent. Direct me. Just tell me when and where, and I will go.
The answer the Lord impressed on my heart and spirit, was surprising to me. He wanted me to minister to my extended family. This was not the “exotic” answer expected. But this was the place meant for me to “throw in my net.” This is where success and personal satisfaction would come to me.

If we remember to ask the Lord where to throw in our nets, He will tell us. He might even prepare a private fishing hole.

Thank You for the sweet opportunity we each have to witness Your saving grace to others.  And thank You for being able to see that net filling up.
© 2014 Christy Struben

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