MORNING GLORY 10
Good morning! Here's some fish food for thought on your Saturday.
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish."
"Master," Simon Peter replied, "We worked hard all last night and didn't catch a thing. But if you say so, I'll let the nets down again." And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!
Do you ever feel like Simon Peter and the fishing crew? I know I do sometimes. We work hard and long at something -- a goal, task, project -- but we don't catch a thing. We work diligently but nothing happens. The build up of success or completion is anticlimactic. But we gave it our all, right?
This passage from Luke made me stop and think. These fishermen worked all night to catch fish and were left with an empty net. Nothing to show for their labor. Yet only when they obeyed Jesus' instruction to throw the nets down "where it is deeper" (Luke 5:4) did they catch fish. And they didn't just catch fish -- they caught FISH -- enough to tear the nets!
How could this be? They had worked so hard on their own, but did not succeed...BUT GOD. Nothing is impossible for Him! No net is too big for Him to fill to overflow. We need to go deeper when we cast our nets; obeying to go where He guides and trusting He provides. Along the way, we may find He calls us out to deep waters because He wants us to go deeper in our pursuit of Him. We weren't meant to fish near the shore. Don't give up, friend. Cast your worries on Him and keep casting out your net.