“Better a day in Your courts than a thousand anywhere else.  I would rather be at the door of the house of my God than to live in the tents of the wicked.” Psalm 84:10

There is no comparison!  There is no one like God.  Nothing even comes close.  One glimpse or short encounter with Him makes everything else pale in comparison.  Once you’ve experienced Him, you can never settle for anything less.

The “fisher of men” is a person committed to following Jesus.  It not a game of pretense intended to impress others.  Following Jesus implies an intimacy with God.  That assumes there will be ongoing personal encounters with Him that result in life changes.

A perfectly timed answer to prayer is always amazing and prompts us to trust Him more.  An encouraging word from the Scripture when you’re confused, down, or anxious produces an unexpected and supernatural peace within you.  A friend who shows up at just the right time to help you carry your burden is a much-needed messenger sent from God.  These, and many other kinds of Divine intervention, make you want to draw even closer to the Lord.

Do you remember Peter’s reaction on the Mount of Transfiguration?  He did not want the moment to end and volunteered to build shelters for Jesus, Elijah, and Moses. (Matt 17:4).  He would rather “be at the door of the house” of the Lord than anywhere else.

A lifestyle of intimacy with God that is developed by following Jesus will always impact your ability as a “fisher of men” to deliver the Gospel message.  Don’t settle for anything less than a growing relationship with God.  Your experiences with God will add an exclamation mark to the message you’ve be commissioned to deliver.

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