Luke 5:3-6 - And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's,… And He sat down and began teaching the people from the boat. 4 When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." 5 Simon answered and said, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets." 6 When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;…" NASU
Then failure comes crashing through our life and we are bewildered. We are perplexed and we sit in unbelief that this has happened to us.
"How could this happen to me? I was prepared. I had all the answers."
I like what R. C. Foster said: "Their fruitless toil, through the night, gave Jesus His opportunity."
Did you hear that? Their failure gave Jesus His opportunity. Your failures will give Jesus an opportunity to work with you like never before. It is always easier to work with some one who believes he needs help.
At first, Peter didn't believe he needed any help. After all he was the fisherman. Jesus was a carpenter.
After Jesus performs the miracle, and their boats are loaded with fish, Jesus goes from being "Master" which also could be interpreted "teacher" to LORD (vs.8).
When we do things the Lord's way like Peter and his crew did there will be success.
I remember when I was first converted to Jesus and thought I had to speak to Him with King James English. I was so relieved when I was informed, "speak to Him in my own language." Of course, I left out the cuss words.
You read His Word, and in so doing you are searching for answers to your life.
You ask for His blessing on your endeavors.
You ask Him to keep you from all evil and to protect you.
You have to understand that sometimes He may even protect you from yourself by not allowing you to accomplish some things that would bring great harm to your life.
When Jesus sees that you are able to handle the successes that can come in life. He will give them to you.
Think On These:
Most failures are experts at making excuses.
Failure is a better teacher than success, but seldom finds an apple on her desk.
Failures are divided into those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Happy 2017 To You All
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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