Psalm for the Day

Friday, June 15, 2012

Launch out into the deep…………


When He 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.”   Luke 5:4-7 NKJV

Jesus told Simon, “Launch out into the deep.”   Some of the instructions you will receive from God may not be logical according to your experience or teaching BUT receive and obey the instruction no matter what.

Jesus gave them the instruction in daytime; but their fishing was done at night.  This did not make sense to these experienced fishermen.  But Simon said “Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net”.

Do not try to analyze any instruction you receive from the Master. He knows the end in the beginning and any instruction He gives is for our good.  In man’s opinion, the current economy is not doing well – God may give you an instruction to invest; you need to obey!  He may give you an instruction regarding your ministry and send you to a place that according to your reasoning is a “hard” place; just obey!  It may be in respect to your job, just obey!

Peter and his friends launched into the deep and there was a great catch. The Bible records that the boats were almost sinking!   This was the same sea that they had caught nothing in for the whole night.

The principle here is, the sea does not matter, it is the instruction that matters.  You may be on the same job, in the same country, with the same income, with the same educational level…none of these matters.  What matters most is the instruction that God has given to you.

I pray that God will cause you to hear His voice, receive His instruction and may He grant you the grace to perform that which He tells you to do.


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