“2. …but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 4. 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: 2, 4)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
In our Focal Scripture, Jesus instructed Peter to let down his net to catch fishes. Peter had toiled all night, and as a professional fisherman, he had good reasons to jettison Jesus’ idea. According to fishermen, it’s better to fish at night than to fish during the day, reason being that fishes come out more at night.
Jesus made an unfamiliar suggestion to Peter, but it led to an amazing result. It was an unconventional process leading to a huge, amazing result. It didn’t seem like the best idea for one to give a professional fisherman, but when Peter took and acted on that advice from Jesus, he caught enough fishes that filled his boat and the boat of his partners.
Friend, are there unfamiliar ideas that God has planted in your heart? God says, it may be an unfamiliar idea, but it will bring you a profitable result. The God-given ideas you want to act on may not sound reasonable to people around you, but God says, as you act on them, you will smile to the bank with huge profit, you will get more results than you imagined, you will break previous limits, and you will step into a new level.
Other fishermen may have gone home because there was no sense in fishing in the day, but Peter let down his net at Jesus’ instance and without any competition, he got a huge result. That uncommon, unfamiliar idea may be God’s way of sending home your competitors.
Isaiah 45 vs. 3 says: “And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places…”
Pray With Me: Lord, give me an uncommon, unfamiliar idea that will distinguish me, in Jesus’ name!
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Let The Floodgates Of Heaven Pour Out Uncommon Ideas To You!