Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Do you remember growing up and your parents would tell you not to do something and your automatic response was why?  Was their automatic response because I said so?

I remember a lot of conversations very much like the one above with no other explanation is needed young lady type of attitude shown by my parents.  (as a side note I quickly changed my attitude too) I truly felt more information was needed and definitely would have been appreciated!  Oh when we were young...well maybe last week something might have happened along this line because we always want the answer to why.

Once again in study yesterday the story from Luke 5 with the calling of the first disciples was being taught and discussed.  The line that just grasp my attention was Peter's response to Jesus.  Jesus was teaching from the boat of Simon Peter when He told Peter to put down their nets to catch some fish.  Peter not sure exactly how to let Jesus know that they had been doing this all night with no fish to speak of and now He was telling them to go again.  Peter being quite the diplomat responds, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything.  But because you say so, I will let down the nets."  How often does Jesus tell us to do something and we respond with why?  Perhaps we aren't even diplomatic like Peter was and we shout not me ~ I've already tried that it didn't work?  Peter was probably tired, but yet he did as the Master requested even filled with a little bit of doubt.  Are you filled with a little ounce of doubt today?  Well, I encourage you to respond like Peter and because Jesus says to do it you will or I will!  After all reading further the fish caught began to break the nets and then even sink the boats!  Wow, if we respond in a positive manner Jesus always gives us way more in return than we ever give Him!

God shows up in Mighty Ways, but do we?  Allow God to astonish you today just like He did with the crowd that watched this scene unfold.

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I love that response from Peter!