Luke 5:1-11

What do we tend to worry about? Most of us spend a great deal of our energy worrying about how we are going to make ends meet and provide for the needs of our family (whether that is yourself or you with others). This is a legitimate concern because we do need to survive. In this encounter between Jesus and the fisherman, Jesus was engaging the men at this core question, “Where will you look for your daily provision?” By causing the great catch of fish, Jesus was basically saying to the men, “if all you’re worried about is how you will provide for your needs, then you’ve got nothing to worry about. I can provide for your needs. Stop worrying about the material; I’ve got that under control. Let’s get beyond the material worries and get out there and start working on what really matters…the hearts of men.”

When Simon, James, and John dropped their nets on the shore that day, they walked away from their physical means of providing for their needs. That took a bold step of faith. Many times we are resistant to the call of God because we are afraid we will not be able to provide for ourselves. God says not to worry

about that, He can provide. Spend some time asking God to show you what nets He is calling you to drop on the shore that are keeping you from stepping out in faith to follow and obey Him.

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