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Go deeper

09 April 2019
‘Launch out into the deep.’

In the Bible, we find a story of the disciples fishing all night and catching nothing. Jesus said to them, ‘“Launch out into the deep and let down your nets”…And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish’ (Luke 5:4-6 NKJV). There are three things we can learn from this: 1) Working harder isn’t necessarily the answer. The disciples ‘worked hard all night’ (v.5 NIV). Nobody could have questioned their work ethic. But they needed to go deeper to see any results. When we’re trying to work on our relationship with God, sometimes we need to go deeper rather than try harder. 2) We need to obey God even when we don’t understand His plan. Peter was an experienced fisherman. When Jesus told him how to catch fish, he had to set aside his pride and say, ‘But because you say so, I will let down the nets’ (v.5 NIV). In 2 Kings 5, Naaman had to humble himself and bathe in the Jordan in order to be healed of leprosy. In Gethsemane, Jesus displayed the same attitude when He prayed, ‘Not my will, but yours be done’ (Luke 22:42 NIV). God’s ways don’t always make sense to us, but when He tells us to do something we should obey Him because His plans for us are always better than those we create for ourselves. 3) Going deeper always works. Jesus said two men built houses, but only one house survived the storm because the builder ‘dug…deep and laid the foundation on rock’ (Luke 6:48 NIV). When our foundations are deep in God, we’re more likely to be able to withstand the storms that we have to face in life. Going deeper with God will always bring us to new levels of faith.


What Now?

Do something to help you go deeper with God today. That might be spending time in the Bible, listening to some teaching online, or simply sitting in His presence and listen to His voice. 

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