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Morning Prayer, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: MOVE WITH GOD
Father God, please help me to stay the course on the path you have set out for me in this life. Amen
" I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.." John 21:3-6
"Start with God. Stay with God. Move with God." Peter and his fishing buddies have been out all night fishing. This appears to have been their trade, their livelihood but this particular night, they have not caught one single fish. Jesus shows up, gets into Peter's boat and tells him, "put out into the deeper part. Peter was probablywhat one would call a career fisherman. He knew the ins outs of catching fish. In fact, today, he could probably do a Youtube video or write an e-book on the subject. He knew the right bait to use. The fish just wasn't biting that night. Along comes Jesus who tells him to put out in a different direction than he would normally go meaning he would have to do something different. Peter's response to Jesus was, "Master,’ we were working hard all night and caught nothing at all." In other words, we have been out here all night and there is nothing out there." Peter trusted Jesus, so he responded, "But if you say so, I’ll let down the nets." The Bible says "When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish." Sometimes, our way of doing things may not be the best way. God may use circumstances or situations to redirect us or He just may tell us to as Jesus did with Peter, "Go this way." We have to be open to moving with God. True, your way may be tried and true, but what if God's way will take you to a higher level in your business, ministry, job, etc, etc, etc. Never be so closed minded that you miss the blessing God has in store for you.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.." John 3:16