When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, “Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch.” Simon said, “Master, we’ve been fishing hard all night and haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.” It was no sooner said than done—a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch. Luke 5:4-7
This morning I’m reminded of when Jesus told a tired Simon Peter who had fished all night and caught nothing to put his net down for a haul. His obedience enabled him to provide for his family so he could go on the road with Jesus.
I’m tired of trying! It’s something I’ve been hearing alot lately, mostly from my own mind. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Day in and day out you do what you’re supposed to do and after awhile you just want to throw in the towel and give up. But I’m no quitter! In fact I’m pretty sure I heard the Lord say, “Let’s go fishing!”
It’s not just ‘one word’ that changes everything, it’s obedience to that one word. What have you been hearing? What have you been doing? I encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing even when you’re tired of doing it. Remember that faith without works is dead!
All aboard! Get your nets together and let them down when I say. I’m going to provide more than you were expecting. Let me infuse you with strength for this final fishing trip. I’m with you always! Jesus