Powered by 4 - May 16, 2014

Yes...But

today's reading.
Luke 5:1-11   

the blog.
Jesus gets a little creative and uses Simon's (Peter's) boat as a place to teach from when a crowd follows Him to the edge of lake of Gennesaret. When He concludes his teaching to those on the shore, Jesus instructs Simon to let down his fishing nets. Simon, who was unsuccessful in his fishing efforts earlier in the day, isn't eager to comply and basically responds with one of those uh huh, yes...but answers before doing what Jesus requested. What happens next is that Simon has the catch of all catches. He has so many fish in his nets that he has to call for additional help. Hmm…You've got to love how Jesus works.

Well, my mental reaction to reading this exchange was ouch, because I've responded the same way (more than once) to something God has put before me--with hesitancy and skepticism. And, when that happens, it ends the same way too--with me needing to ask for forgiveness. :( I can't go back and change the past, but I can do better as I move forward. Thankfully, each new day brings with it opportunities to respond well to God. 

So what is God calling you to do today? How will you respond? Tami

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