The Kitchen Table Devotions
The Game of Life Day 19
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7 Luke 5:4-7
We will never really know what we can do or could do until we do, do, what we can do. Until we invest what we can we will never identify what we could. Jesus said to Peter, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” There’s something about the deep that teaches us what is important and there’s something about doing what we can that teaches us what is imaginable. If we want to get something out of life, we must put something into life. Peter invested in the words of Jesus by just obeying those words. In doing so with his life, he found out what was possible in his life. He found a purpose and power for life, and it wasn’t fishing for fish but fishing for man. If he had argued with Jesus and resisted Him, He never would have known who Jesus is and what Jesus can do. We will never know what we could do until we invest ourselves into what God says we can do.
This discovery doesn’t require finding and doing something risky, it involves risking what Jesus says to do. The old hymn said, “Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.” If we want to discover what we could do, we must invest what we can do by just obeying what Jesus says to do.