“Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:4 HCSB).


After Peter had fished all night, catching nothing, Jesus came to him, asking to use his boat. He needed it as a speaking platform to teach the crowds gathered there to hear Him. When He finished speaking, He told Peter to put the boat out into “deep water” and let down his nets for a catch. Peter told Jesus that they had fished all night without catching anything, but because He asked, they would obey. When they did, they caught so many fish that their nets began to break!
Peter let Jesus use his boat and nets. He obeyed the Word of Jesus and he hauled in the greatest catch of his life.
Is Jesus in your boat? Is He the Captain of your life? Have you surrendered your career, your possessions, your will to Him. And if Jesus tells you, “Go deep!” Will you obey?
PRAYER: Dear Father, we surrender our lives and all we have to Your Son, Jesus. For He gave His life for us. And the only appropriate response is for us to give our lives fully and wholly to Him. We wait with joyful expectation to hear Christ’s command to “go deep.” For we know that it is in obeying His Word and abiding in Him that we bear much fruit. In Jesus’ name, amen.