Today’s Thoughts – 2 October 2020
Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
When we try to serve God where we want to serve Him, we will not always see results. Why is this? Because we are trying to serve Him the way we want to serve Him. Instead, God wants us to give ourselves to Him and serve Him the way He would like.
This is an important truth in this passage. We see Peter and some other disciples go out to fish because Peter said “I go a fishing” – not because he got a leading from the Lord to go fishing. And what are the results? “…they caught nothing.” Once Christ comes on the scene and tells them where to fish do they catch fish – and they catch a lot of fish!
Is Christ in our service? Do we take our orders from Him? Or do we serve where we “feel” comfortable? Allow yourself to yield to the Holy Spirit and to the will of Christ in your life and service for Him. Then will you find that you have the most results. This applies to any area of service including soul winning. We must soul win Christ’s way, not our way.
We are never far from success when we permit Jesus to give the orders, and we are usually closer to success than we realize.