Monday, 9 February 2015


But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net." Luke 5: 5
When Peter said "yes" to Jesus' request to get into his boat, and after on to cast his net for a catch, the future apostle's plans and life were irrevocably changed.
The following three benefits Peter received for his obedience to the Lord will be yours when you also walk in obedience to Him:
• Moment of obedience as Peter's destiny was revealed to him. After Jesus had filled the empty nets with an enormous catch, He transformed Peter into a "fisher of men".
The Lord said to him, "Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men". Peter's life mission was made known to him through obedience.
• Obeying God allows Him to demonstrate His power in our life. Peter witnessed the miracle catch of fish that started with a "yes" to a simple request.
He could have said that would be a waste of time and effort, since they had toil all night without a catch. Instead, he took the Lord at His word and saw the power of God at work.
• Obedience always results in a deeper understanding of God and of ourselves. Having seen the miracle of the full nets, Peter gained fresh insight into who Jesus was and how he, Peter, was a sinful man.
Later on when Jesus asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven".
It was at that moment of obedience, I believe, Peter had this glorious revelation of Jesus of Nazareth.
Prayer: Lord, give a heart that is always obedient to Your Word.
Scriptural Reading: Luke 5:1-11

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