'Because you say so, I will.' Luke 5:5 NIV
The Bible says: 'When he [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will"...When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break...Then Jesus said..."Don't be afraid; from now on you will fish for people." So they...left everything and followed him' (Luke 5:4-11 NIV).
This story shows three ways in which God works: (1) He uses ordinary situations to do extraordinary things. The disciples were in their normal workplace, and Jesus showed up and changed their lives. We need to look for God opportunities in our daily routines. (2) He moves us from the security of the shallows to the risks of the deep. With fishing, the best catch is usually found in the deep waters, where the storms are. If we want to experience the deep catch, we may have to face the storms. But Jesus promises to be with us in the storm. (3) He encourages us to stretch our faith. He called the disciples to more than fishing; he called them to help to save people. When God calls us to something that stretches our faith to its limit, we have a choice: we can give in to doubt, or say, like Peter, 'Because you say so, I will' (Luke 5:5 NIV).
So what now? In your normal day, look out for God opportunities to do something extraordinary for him.
Soulfood: Jn 4:4-26 Jn 7:37-41 Exo 17:1-7 Isa 35:1-7,