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.” – Luke 5:4
In Luke 5, we see how the disciples had been fishing all night yet they had not caught anything. Then Jesus tells them to go where it is deeper to catch some fish.
We know Peter was a fisherman, it was what he had been trained to do yet even though he hadn’t caught anything the night before, he obeyed Jesus commands. And when he did, they caught so much fish that the nets began to tear. It was in that moment where the disciples were amazed and fell to their knees.
I love how strategic Jesus was to use the very work they were accustomed to in order to teach them a lesson and show them who He was. He used that teachable moment to foreshadow how they will be fishing for people. There were bigger plans for their lives.
I believe the same applies to us today. When we are committed to getting to know Him and obeying His word, He will show more and more of Himself into our lives. He can use the very thing we think we are skilled at to teach us a lesson in trusting and going deeper in Him. He will show us visions and applications for our lives that we may feel unqualified for yet it will be a reminder of our dependency on Him.
He is all-knowing but it is up to us to trust Him at His word. He is the one who knows what’s best for our lives but we have to be intentional to go deeper in our relationship with Him.
Will you trust Him at His word?
Prayer: Father, I thank you for sending Jesus to die for us. Let us never take time with You for granted. Let us honor You by spending time in Your presence so we can learn more about You and hide Your word in our heart. We desire to go deeper in our relationship with You. Help us to follow You all the days of our life, even when it doesn’t make sense in the natural. Amen.
Shakia Clark is a writer, marketer, and servant leader who is passionate about encouraging women to experience God’s best for their lives. She has a heart for women to see themselves the way that God sees them. When she isn’t writing, you can find her spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, trying new recipes, or actively serving her community. She blogs at www.shakiaclark.com.
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