Bound by Obedience

“Jesus told Simon, ‘Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if You say so, I will let down the nets.’ When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break” (Luke 5:4-6)

Time and again, God gives His faithful followers peculiar and odd, incredibly unconventional, instructions.

God commanded Gideon to whittle down his army of thousands to only 300 fighters. (Jdg. 7:1-8)

God ordered Joshua and his army to defeat Jericho by marching around the city seven times. (Josh. 6:4)

And Jesus told Peter to set out and cast his nets, even though they’d caught nothing all day.

Peter provides a perfect example of the attitude we should emulate – the attitude required for God to work miracles: Trust and obey.

Peter says, “This doesn’t make any sense, but Jesus, if You say so, okay, let’s do it!

When it comes to God, it doesn’t need to make sense.

He is the Creator and Master of the universe! There is literally nothing He cannot do.

Jesus said, “Have faith in God . . . whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mk 11:22, 24)

But you must act on your faith.

Faith is belief with legs on it.

As Jesus says, “Consider it done.”

God makes the unconventional conventional, but so many people are limited in their faith and their reasoning because they rely solely upon human understanding.

Do not give into fear; God is near.

Refuse to doubt Him, and determine, above all else, to trust and obey.

You will have the biggest catch of your life.

Amen!

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