9th January 2015
“…And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled and on the verge of sinking.. .”
Luke 5:6-7 (NLT)
The blessing of obedience far outweighs any sacrifice on our behalf. For it is in obedience that we find true joy and rivers of blessing that overflow.
Simon Peter has just been told to go fishing in plain daylight after he had just fished all night and caught nothing. He humbly obeys, sails a little deeper and throws his nets out in faith… What happened next was beyond his expectation.
When he threw out his nets, the catch was so great, that even his nets began to tear. Even after he shouted for help and was aided by James and John, the fish kept coming. So much so that both boats began to sink at the weight of the fish caught.
Quite simply this is a miracle. There is no other reason why there should have been so many fish. Yet at Jesus’ word and through Peter’s obedience God commanded a blessing. When we obey Jesus’ words, whether we fully understand it or not, there must be a blessing. Jesus was true to His word in this story and is true to His word today. This same Jesus that divinely provided fish for a fisherman, can meet you at your time of need and supernaturally provide for you too. Notice that God’s blessings are not in half measures but are so much that your boat will overflow and sink under the weight of His provision.
What voice will you listen to today?