Luke 5:1-6 (The Message)
Push Out into Deep Water
1-3Once when he was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. He climbed into the boat that was Simon's and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.
4When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, "Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch."
5-7Simon 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.
How are you handling GOD's WORD? Are we like the people James wrote about in James 1:21-25 where people love hearing the WORD but are not able to apply what they have heard. People who have seen themselves in the mirror but after that they forget how they look like.
We hear God's WORD every Sunday. We're moved and encouraged with the Word of GOD. But when Monday comes, we can't even find our Bibles?
Here Peter obeyed and did what God had told him to do. This is even if he had already "worked hard". He said "If You Say So, I Will Do It", in another translation it would say "At Your Word, I will obey".
What happens after that was miraculous that their nets almost broke out for the large amount of catch!
Now that's amazing! When we learn to obey God's WORD, much success and miraculous prosperity is surely coming our way!
So how is your Bible Reading lately? What have you been doing to apply what GOD had taught you to do?
Time to check again...
God Bless you!
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