Crossroads

Jeremiah 6:16 [NIV],"This is what the Lord says:  'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.'"  

Matthew 22:1-10 [MSG],Jesus responded by telling still more stories. "God's kingdom," he said, "is like a king who threw a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent out servants to call in all the invited guests. And they wouldn't come!  [4-5] "He sent out another round of servants, instructing them to tell the guests, 'Look, everything is on the table, the prime rib is ready for carving.  Come to the feast!  They only shrugged their shoulders and went off...'"  [8-10] "Then he told his servants, 'We have a wedding banquet all prepared but no guests.  The ones I invited weren't up to it.  Go out into the busiest intersections in town and invite anyone you find to the banquet.' The servants went out on the streets and rounded up everyone they laid eyes on, good and bad, regardless.  And so the banquet was on - every place filled.'"

Jeremiah 33:3 [MSG],"Call to me and I will answer you.  I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own." 

Luke 5:1-11 [NKJV],So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the sea of Galilee, 2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. 3 Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land.  And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." 5 But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net." 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. 7 So they signaled to their PARTNERS in the other boat to come and help them.  And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!" 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid.  From now on you will catch men." 11 So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.

Toiled"they were tired on the inside and outside."

Caught nothing"they keep scraping the bottom and keep coming up empty."

Matthew 4:19, Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

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Aubrie Powell