|Today’s Scripture: And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. Luke 5:5-6|
|Would you go ice fishing with me if you thought I had no idea what I was doing? What if I took you to a big lake where no one else was and asked you to trust me that it was safe to ice fish there? On top of that what if I told you, we were going to catch more fish than we could carry? Honestly, I would be lucky to get you to trust me that the ice was thick enough to stand on, much less get you to believe we would catch more than we could carry. Your response would most likely be, ‘um, no thanks!’
Although God is not fallible like man, sometimes we treat Him as though He is. Mentally we say, ‘Lord, You have no idea what You are talking about, and there’s no way I’m going to do that!’
Consider Peter for a moment. Who would find it logical to walk on water much less feel that it was safe to do so? No one. But Peter knew the Lord was more than worthy of his trust. And the entire time he trusted, he stayed above the water. The moment he took his eyes off Jesus, he began to sink.
What Christ asks us to do often does not make sense. So many of us make a fuss rather than just obeying our Heavenly Father. We think we know much more than God. However, we forget that there are a lot of people watching us to see if we obey the Lord. Many people are affected by what we are willing to say yes to.
Before all the fish came, Peter was first asked to push the boat out a little so that Jesus could preach from there. Later, Peter was told to launch out into the deep and let down the nets. Whether you are at the ‘pushing the boat a little further’ stage or the ‘pulling in the overflowing nets’ phase, keep your trust where it belongs, and you will be more blessed than you could ever imagine. Giving Him your trust without fuss is a must.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.