Luke 5:4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
My life is changing. I’ve got several opportunities to pray about and consider. I’m creating a new schedule. Recently I’ve been praying for wisdom and asking God to speak to me. I admit I have some understandable nerves from the new direction.
“God, tell me something. Anything. Speak to me. “
I said this the other day.
I’ve learned that God is very deliberate. He uses the silence for a purpose. I sense He wants me to have total trust and dependence on Him. I felt a bit like I was walking through a pitch black tunnel when I heard from Him.
“Keep me in the boat.”
It was a few days later when I read Luke 5. Then I understood. What amazes me is how the blessing from God draws you but yet shines a crystal clear mirror of your soul. Jesus (Yeshua) blesses you and all of a sudden your frailty and sin is totally laid bare. It’s piercing. Humbling.
When He shows up.
God revealed to me that I need to invite His voice into my “boat.” My own efforts won’t do much.
But that blessing.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve tried and it failed. When God says to do it, it will work. His purpose will be done.
Right now, I don’t have a fancy or sophisticated word to give you. I am simply passing along what God gave me.
Invite Him into your situation. He cares about the details.
It doesn’t matter what happened in the past as long as God is there blessing it.
I sense there’s someone who needs to read this: let down your nets again.
It’s not over.
Listen for His instructions. Then don’t be afraid to do it. It’s not in your strength; it’s in God’s.
Let down your net once more. I’m doing it too. It may be time for you to do something more. Something greater.
Thank you Lord for Your blessing.
Luke 5:1-11 ESV On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 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. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.