I was in the middle of Pomme De Terre lake, fishing with an elderly gentleman named Major that I did not yet know very well. After a few casts, I was shocked when I heard the weight of Major hit the bottom of the boat floor. I looked over to see him facedown with half his body out of the boat. I thought for sure that Major was having a heart attack or something. Just as I was putting my rod and reel down to check on him, Major jumped back up, showed me a crank bait in his hand and said, "That is the lure I lost earlier today!" I just started laughing. Major was an incredible guy. I just had no idea who he was that very first day I fished with him. In Acts 13, we read of a story where Saul and Barnabas get into a boat together. Why did they take a boat ride? Take a look:
Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called “the black man”), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul. 2 One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” 3 So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. 4 So Barnabas and Saul were sent out by the Holy Spirit. They went down to the seaport of Seleucia and then sailed for the island of Cyprus.
Saul and Barnabas were called to go on a missionary journey. Did you catch how they knew exactly what to do? They were praying and fasting together with others in their church. If you are in need of knowledge and wisdom, why not ask your church to pray and fast for you? I am confident that we all at The Table want the Lord's best for you. Please let us know what you need prayer for. As some of us heard a few times last week from our friend Rebecca Skinner, "Teamwork makes the dream work!"
With sincere love for each of you,