I was thinkin’ about this verse in I Peter.
Peter was a fisherman right?
So he was probably thinking of casting— as in fishing.
Don’t you think?
With this in mind, I looked up a video of net fishing. I wanted to get the image of casting the nets in my mind. This is how I want to live my life. I want to cast with same energy as a fisherman does who wants to get those mullets.
“How To Throw A Cast Net Step by Step – Captain Mike
Then I was thinking further
about loading my net.
According to Captain Mike in the video, that is all absolutely pivotal in net fishing. Nothing successful can happen without it. If I don’t load my net properly: when I cast it, it’s gonna get all tangled up or even injure me!
As I was praying\pondering further, I thought of the context of this passage.
Humble yourself under the mighty hand of GodThat in due course He may lift you up.
My attitude of habit. What is it?
That’s how I position my heart to make that cast.
I am intentional about loading my net. I submit to my suffering and don’t fight it. I don’t talk smack about my future. I don’t be nosey and snarky and judge-y, God helping me. I remind myself that I cannot make everything work with my formidable feminine competence.
Then I make my cast,
Hurling my net of fussing and worry
upon the waters of my life and my day.
Trusting that God will be there with all his beneficent bounty
Trusting that He knows I am dust and I need my light bill paid and my lunches packed.
Trusting that He knows about my mental illness, my insecure boss or hubby, my cranky teen, and my fight with my best friend.
Trusting that He’s the Lord of the sea 🙏 and He knows I’ve been fishing all night and I’m tired.