Luk 5: 4 and 5

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out from shore.  Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.  When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”  Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything.  But beause you say so, I will let down the nets.”

This is obedience in spite of what Simon Peter’s experience had taught him.  He was weary and the long night had brought empty nets, but, he obeyed.  His reward was overwhelming, and abundant.  Then, in vs. 10 and 11, we read that they left it all to follow Jesus.  Then, Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.”  So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Like a missionary who leaves career and family ties and a salary to serve God and rely only on His provision – why?  Because Jesus called them to be fishers of men. Is  God calling you to follow Him in a great step of faith?

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