Friday, March 27, 2009

Launch Out

Lu 5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
I wonder sometimes, could I do bigger and better things for the Lord? Most of us probably believe we are doing about all we can for the cause of Christ. If we just had more time or more talent or more money, we could and certainly would do more to further the cause of Christ. Maybe we could learn from the weight lifter. He does not wait for more strength to lift more weight, he lifts more weight to get more strength. The weight lifter lifts weight beyond his capacity and then develops muscle power that he did not have before.
We don’t wait to get more strength for praying, we pray more then we get more strength. We don’t get more effective in witnessing by waiting or hoping , we witness and become more efficient as we do it. We do our giving by faith and the Lord increases our faith to do more giving next time. We give even that which we do not have and that brings God’s blessings upon us. We end up getting more in order to give more. When I plant a grain of corn, I get an ear of corn. Sitting around waiting for an ear of corn will not bring me corn. The miracles from God come when I give Him occasion. Why not launch into something over your head then look up to God for some supernatural intervention. As Jesus said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught.” (Luke 5:4)


Andy said...

Well said!

Bill Sturm said...

Good, practical thoughts.

ky preacher said...

Peter done what the Lord said, but only in part. The Lord said "Let down our nets", plural, however Peter let down "the net". We too, at times, only let down "the net", and therefore gather only the blessings a single net will gather. How much more could we gain, how many more could we gain for His kingdom if we would "Let down the nets". Good post!

Johnny said...

Great post! It was encouraging to me! It reminds me of Mary in the book of Mark, all were criticizing her, then Jesus said, let her alone she hath done what she could! I learned from that if I'll do what I can do, God will do what I can't do!