“And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little” (Luke. 5:3)
Peter and his friend were washing their nets to go home after they had toiled all night without catching a single fish. God looked down from heaven and had compassion on Peter and He spoke to His Son who in obedience stepped into Peter’s boat. Jesus told peter to move his boat a little form the land into the lake. Peter had a choice, he could refuse it particularly because he was already in a bad mood and he had people around him to discourage him. But he said yes to Him. After Jesus was done preaching, He said to peter “lunch into the deep” why into the deep?
Miracles don’t occur in shallow waters, but in the deep. The best is within the worst. I want you to know that Jesus asking Peter to throw his net again into the water was deliberately challenging him to make a choice. Peter responded positively “…… at thy word I will let down the net” (Luke. 5:5 KJV).
Whenever you take a stand for Christ or act according to God’s word, you are taking the right choice and that act will bring you your breakthrough. You may have been criticized because you made a choice for the Lord. Be encouraged, your choice is going to bring you a better tomorrow.
FURTHER READING: Luke 5: 1 -7
PRAYER/CONFESSION: Lord, cause whatever has dried up in my life to receive water.
WORDS OF WISDOM: God is interested in your future not in your past or present life.