Let Down Your Net (Luke 5:4-7)
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
Lesson Focus: If we want to receive blessings that are pressed, down, shaken together and running over; then we MUST learn to trust in God’s ability to bless us with more than what we can ask or think!
Peter was an experienced fisherman. He knew when the fish was biting, and he also knew when they were not biting. In Luke 5:4-7, Peter had toiled all night and could not catch any fish. But on this particular day, Jesus got on his boat. Jesus simply said to Peter; “Go out in the deepest part of the sea and let down your net.” Notice Peter’s response: “Master, we have been working all night and didn’t catch a thing, but if you say so, I’ll let the nets down.” In other words, Peter was telling Jesus; “Fish ain’t biting, Bro.” “But since you asked, I’m going to do it and show you that the fish ain’t biting..” (lol..)
There are times when we find ourselves in situations that look unbearable. We tried everything in “our” power to fix the situation, but it seems like it gets worse. What I love about Peter, is that, although he felt like the fish wasn’t biting, at least he was obedient to Jesus request and he “let down his net.” The result of his obedience of letting down his net, was that he caught so many fish in the net, he had to call for help to pull it out of the water. Isn't that just like God! Even when we don’t trust in what He says, He still bless us with a blessing that is pressed down, shaken together and running over!
As you read this scripture, perhaps you are struggling with a situation, or you know someone who is struggling. I dare you to trust God. I dare you to let down your net of unbelief, fear, anger. I dare you to let down your past hurt and pain. I dare you to be obedient to what God is asking you to do. And then when you finally let down your net, I dare you to EXPECT God to bless you!
Let down your net, Woman of God! Your blessing is waiting on you.