TREM Daily Devotional 18 August 2018 by Dr. Mike Okonkwo
Topic: Let Down Your Net
Scripture: “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” Luke 5:4
Message: According to the account in the book of Luke chapter 5, Peter never caught a fish. He toiled all night but caught nothing. He went fishing at the right time, with the right tools, with the right materials, and with the right people. He laboured and still caught nothing. And then Jesus the light of the world showed up. He said cast your net into the deep for a draught. In other words, stretch yourself because what is coming is a load. Peter replying said, “but I didn’t catch anything, I laboured not even one fish”. Jesus said let down your nets!
Beloved this is the time for you to let down your net into the deep. Don’t try to set the normal goals that you set because if you can meet the goals you don’t need God. When you set goals that are bigger than you, you are saying to God: you are the one I am looking up to. I believe you for the impossible. Peter let down one net and the bible said he caught a net breaking and boat sinking load of fish. Remember it was out of the same place he had failed earlier. They may have told you that you will go home empty, but Jesus says you will not go empty. They said your business is closing but Jesus is saying that because of your encounter with me you are starting a new business. It is not about you but all about Jesus. He has the final say.
As you launch into the deep, your heaven will never be shut. Your ground will always produce. Anywhere you go, expect only the best. Anywhere you find yourself in life, expect that place to work for you. I call you blessed. You are blessed going out and blessed coming in. You are blessed in your basket. You are blessed in your storehouse and you are blessed in your body. The blessing of God comes over you and overtakes you in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Luke 5:1-7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 100-102; Evening- 1 Corinthians 1
TREM Daily Devotional 18 August 2018 was written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.