What Does it Mean to Take Jesus at His Word?

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Scripture: Luke 5: 4-6

When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon Peter, “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch of fish”

Simon replied, “Master, we worked hard all night to the point of exhaustion and caught nothing in our nets, but at Your word, I will do as you say and lower the nets again.” When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets were at the point of breaking;

In Reflection:

Even though Peter was exhausted from fishing all night, he followed Jesus’ instructions and caught a great number of fish to the point where the nets were breaking. 

They called the other boat to come and assist them. That boat was also filled until it began to sink. When Peter saw this miracle, he fell to Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, O Lord, for I am a sinful man.” Jesus told Peter, “From now on, you will be catching men.”

You see, God’s ways are not our ways, neither are His thoughts our thoughts. When God tells us to do something, even though it does not make sense to us, we must trust Him at His word and follow His instructions.

Walking in obedience also impacts the lives of those around us, building their faith and hope in God.

Application:

Today, if God has been speaking to you, follow His instructions. Even though you may not understand at this moment, just be obedient, and you will have great success in whatever He is instructing you to do. 

Also, your life will be a testimony to those around you, for they will see the glory of God in your life. There is nothing too hard for God to do; He just wants us to be obedient, for obedience brings blessings. 

Let’s Pray:

Heavenly Father, help us to be obedient to Your word, knowing that all things are working together for our good. Thank you for your amazing love toward us, and may Your glory shine through our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.



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