What is Jesus instructing you to do? Are you ready to obey?
- Posted on May 14, 2020
The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 (NLT)
Making a living from writing is hard. I haven’t earned anything in a month. My situation made me think about the story of Jesus and Simon Peter.
Jesus said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish” (Luke 5:4, NLT).
For a while, I’d considered closing my business, but I cried out to Jesus one more time. Is it really time to give up? Lord, what’s Your will? Then I came across a Bible verse, and I felt a tug in my heart. “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (Psalm 90:17, ESV). Establish. Establish. Establish. The word kept echoing in my mind. Do You want me to continue?
“‘Master,’ Simon replied, ‘we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing.’” (In spite of an empty catch, Simon yielded to Jesus.) “‘But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.’ And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!” (Luke 5:5–6, NLT).
Like Simon Peter, I didn’t know what the outcome would be but I followed Jesus’s instruction and did what He asked me to do regarding my business. The next day, I received a contract—the biggest one yet. Jesus overwhelmed me with a huge blessing!
When we yield our lives to Jesus, we never know what the outcome will be, but He always comes through for us. When we believe and obey Jesus, in spite of unfavorable circumstances, we receive the tremendous blessings He’s already prepared for us.
FAITH STEP: What is Jesus instructing you to do? Are you ready to obey?