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Feb 1 Devotion: What’s Waiting For You In The Deep?

What’s Waiting For You In The Deep?

Luke 5:1-5

[1] And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, [2] And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. [3] And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. [4] Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. [5] 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.

Ever get to the end of a long day and just be ready to go home and sleep? One of those days that just nothing at all has seemed to go right. You feel like you’ve accomplished nothing during that day, and just can’t wait for it to be over.

What about just in your life? Maybe you feel like you’ve really not accomplished a lot. Or maybe you feel like you’ve hit your stride. You are just cruising along in life, very comfortable where you are. Would you be willing to do a little more, go a little farther, if God asked?

We see in these verses the fishermen were done for the day. They had toiled all night, and caught nothing. They were washing their nets, and ready to call it a day. A day that we would look at as a failure, since they had caught nothing. Think of how they felt cause it was their livelihood. However, then we see Jesus show up! Jesus steps onto Simon’s ship and request to use it. Simon has a choice. He could allow the Lord to use, what was his livelihood, or he could begin to make excuse. Simon allows him to use the ship to teach the people. It’s after that he is again faced with a decision. We can trust God with our livelihood, and there may come a time when He makes a bigger request of us. It could be something that we’ve been doing all our lives, but He wants us to just go a little farther. You could be about to call it a day like Simon, or be in that comfort zone when God just requests you to go a little farther. Jesus tells Simon in vs 4 to launch out and let down his nets for a drought. Simon was tired, had been out all night, yet he just trusted what Jesus said. When he obeyed God we see what was waiting for him in the deep.

Luke 5:6-7

[6] And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. [7] And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

We have no idea what God could have for us if we are willing to just launch out into the deep when He asks.

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson


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