Friday, October 9, 2015

We are called to God-Sized Adventure





Luke 5:1-11

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.


Friends, what joy is ours when we obey the Master? When we drop our nets, not because it makes sense, but just because He asked us? When we are focused on our relationship with God and paying attention to what He asks us to do we are not only blessed beyond measure but we can catch people for the kingdom of God. Peter didn't argue with Jesus. Even though he was tired, frustrated, and hungry he believed and obeyed just because Jesus asked. 

Jesus is standing at the door asking for us, too. Let's live out our God-Sized adventure and let down our nets! 

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