Let down your nets for a catch...

Today's 90 day challenge NT reading Luke 7 - 9.

Luke 5: 1 So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, 2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. 3 Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “ Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 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.” 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. 7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord

The simple question is: are your nets in the water? Peter and others had struggled all night trying to catch some fish but were unsuccessful. Some times many of our efforts are unsuccessful. However, when Jesus shows up and says it is time to try again then our responsibility is to listen and try again. Tell someone around you right now (or wechat them) and say "try again". If you are finding your efforts to be fruitless then invite Jesus into the boat, the boat being your plan, and receive some guidance. The results of following Jesus' instructions was a life time catch. So let's make sure our nets are in the water and we are listening to Jesus.

Here is a special word from another minister:

"We, the believers of Jesus Christ, are called to make an eternal difference – to impact the lives of others in an everlasting way. Our greatest desire is to fulfill all that He has called us to do. To accomplish God's plans and purposes, we must live and abide in His Word, yield to His Spirit, and keep in sight the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God."

"The Gospel of Christ will be preached to all nations and we are called to be a part. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. Christ dwells in our hearts through faith. We are His hands, His mouth, and His feet. May we never be found complacent with the treasure that He has entrusted us with; may we always be found faithful. It is harvest time and we are called to bring it in!"

Jamie WeidnerComment