He called to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. (Acts 21:5, 6 NIV)
Who wants to be encouraged? The above verses I’ve blogged on before, yet, when asking God for direction- this is the way we’ll go. With heavy hearts for Las Vegas victims and all included, simple- yet, powerful truths are held in today’s scripture. When thinking about how someone could commit such a heinous crime, it goes back to one’s mind. While timing to discuss the mind is not now…we need simple and powerful.
Simple and Powerful
Jesus called his disciples, friends. In order for Jesus to consider us friends, we follow His commands. We’ll only know His commands, if we study God’s Word, The Bible. Do not trust Biblical Truth is being taught in all churches. An increasing number of churches welcome not only sinners, yet welcome sinners to keep their sin. Why on earth do we want to keep something we know separates us from God? Sin separates us from God, following God’s commands draw us closer to God. Friends with Jesus is powerful.
The disciples were not catching any fish. We’ve all had days when we came up empty. No matter how hard we try to stay on task, accomplish great works, it simply does not happen. Thoughts are spinning every direction. Spending time in prayer, hearing God’s quiet voice and direction to take- simply lift the nets from left side and place on right side. It’s simple. We find quiet time, read scripture, pray, and wait to hear God’s voice. Those who seek, find.
Let’s encourage one another to seek, find, and apply Biblical Truth to daily life. Simple obedience to God’s Word provides a close conversation, hearing God’s direction for our lives. Are we ready to have nets overflowing- so much we have to figure out new way to handle? Sounds very exciting! I believe this can happen for every individual. Friendship with Jesus and simple obedience…simple and powerful truth.