Date: July 7, 2014 9:11 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Fully Obey God
Fully Obey God
"'Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.' When they had...they caught such a large amount of fish that their nets began to break." (Luke 5:5-6)
Scripture Focus: Luke 5:1-11
Has God ever asked you to do something that didn't seem logical?
That may have been how Simon Peter felt when Jesus told him to launch his boat. Simon was an expert fisherman. If anyone knew where the fish were or were not biting, he did. What could a carpenter tell Peter about fishing that he didn't already know?
For example, Peter knew the best chance for success was at night, when fish swam closer to the shore. The fish swam to deeper waters during the day, making it much more difficult to catch them with nets. After working all night with nothing to show for his efforts, the logical decision was to cut his losses and try again the next evening.
But Jesus told Peter to do what was contrary to his expertise. He instructed him to set his net in deep water during the day. Peter had a choice: obey in faith or trust his experience. Peter's obedience resulted in a great catch that broke every rule of fishing. Even greater was the change in his life. This fisherman became a fisher of men.
Insight: Where Is God Asking You To Obey Him Contrary To Your Experience? Obey The Lord In Faith. He'll Fill Your Nets And Change Your Life!
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