Morning friends, I want to share this encouragement again from Luke 5 because I believe there are people who may need to hear this today. Bless you.
Some people may feel like they have been toiling hard for the Kingdom of God in their ministry, especially in wanting to see people come to know Jesus, but the breakthrough has not happened yet.
You may feel weary and discouraged but the word today is:
“Launch out into the deep and let your nets down again for a catch”.
If you have put an aspect of your work or ministry for the Lord down, then perhaps the Lord is speaking to you today by His Holy Spirit, as he did to Simon Peter.
Let your nets down where the Lord shows you and directs you and in His timing. At His Word the disciples were obedient.
You may need to step out of your comfort zone as the Lord takes you into different and deeper waters.
The Lord may be leading you to a new fishing ground.
Even though we read the disciples were weary as they had fished all night, they had already cleaned their nets to be put away, Simon Peter showed faith in Jesus and obeyed. He put to sea again.
Peter is saying – despite my experience and what has happened in the past, I am going to do what you say, Jesus. He was immediately obedient.
The result was a miraculous catch of fish.
“When He (Jesus) had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 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.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. 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.”
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What a lovely fishing story, one of the best about the one that got away…and was caught! How often in our lives (me included) we go fishing with the Word of God, we may even choose what looks like a good spot, but the fish are only caught when Jesus is with us. May He guide us to His chosen fishing spot, that we may catch much for Him. Thank you for your encouragement Nicola.
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Bless you Alan. Your comments are so encouraging and always make me smile. You have a way with words.
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