DCLM Sincere Milk 15 April 2023 — At thy word
DCLM Sincere Milk 15 April 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — At thy word
TOPIC: At Thy Word.
Text — Luke 5:1-6
1And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
Key Verse: “… nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.” Luke 5:5b
Simon Peter had been out all night on the high sea to fish but caught nothing. He was at the shore washing his net in readiness to go back home empty-handed. Then Jesus appeared on the scene and requested to use Peter’s ship. He willingly allowed Jesus to use it to preach to the multitude. This simple obedience paid off when after the ministration Jesus told him to launch out for a great catch. Although he explained to Jesus how they had labored all night without being able to catch a single fish he, however, said “at thy word I will…”
Obedience always brings a blessing. When God instructs us to do anything, just obey. It might seem foolish or not appealing to common sense but ‘just obey’ and leave the rest in His hands. Peter obeyed and had a net-breaking catch. As you make up your mind to obey God and actually do so this year, great shall be your testimony in Jesus’ name, amen.
Further Reading: 1 Samuel 15:22
Prayer for today: Lord, please help me to obey you in all things.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)