GOOD MORNING   (Part 2 of 3)

  1. A Miracle Elsewhere

Every miracle does not take place in every location, otherwise Jesus would not have needed to instruct Peter to move from where he already was, to elsewhere called “the deep.”   Only He knows where your treasures are hid. Sometimes we labour much because we are in the not-deep wrong place.  There, we blame the barren rivers and an ‘unkind God.’  Some miracles might never be, until we are in the deep place where they await us. “Launch out…”!

  1. Their Failure is not Mine

Peter was not the only fisherman who had found the current season and the present location impossible.  He was not the only man who had been washing an empty net at the shore. If one had carried out a census, the consensus would have been that the river-economy at present was dead.  If it had been put to a vote, the general opinion would have been against the ‘unprofessional’ advice of the carpenter-prophet. On the platform of common contemporary experience, Jesus would have been dismissed as the non-professional fanatic preacher seeking to appease his beaten and weary donors with pleasant mystical lies.

The fact that so many had failed did not mean for Peter to not succeed also.  Peter was not to put his future possibilities into the basket of their multiple impossibilities.  That so many have not succeeded does not mean that none can.  According to the Bible, the number of casualties to your left and to your right does not diminish your promise of preservation (Psalm 91:7).  My chances to live are not dependent on the thousand and ten thousands that fall by my side and to my right.  Never measure your chances in God on the basis of the multiple and consecutive failures of those who do not stand on the same Promise-platform as you. Believe enough to not start washing your net in surrender because everyone else is washing their nets.

  1. One More Encounter

Some trust in numbers; some trust in God.  Peter had a company of fishermen. Their population did not secure him from failures; their number did not give him a fish.  However, he met one Man who changed his story; one Man who did in his life what the many professional colleagues could not. It is not the many people one knows that matters.  Sometimes, one person weighs far more on the scale of value than many other worthless companions.  A directory of mighty names is an empty encyclopaedia if none of the names can offer a transforming impact.  Sometimes we pursue multitudes and amass numbers but miss out the one messiah. Jesus told the two disciples on their way to prepare His last Passover, that whereas they would meet many men on their way, they were to watch out for the one man carrying a pitcher.  That was going to be the man to guide them to their unknown address (Luke 22:10).

From The Preacher’s diary,
May 30, 2016.
Continued in Part 3 of 3

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Tonye Oliver
Tonye Oliver
4 months ago

There are so many nuggets here to unpack. Deep!

Henry Domo-Spigg
Henry Domo-Spigg
4 months ago

Do you know in fishing not all nets can be cast in the shallow. The kind of nets used by the Israelites must be cast in the deep. I believed Jesus can still do the miracle in the shallow end of the river

Pastor Blessing U. Michael
Pastor Blessing U. Michael
4 months ago

There are certain Miracles that can only happen in certain locations. Thank You Preacher for this refreshing expose. More blessings Sir

Dairo F O
Dairo F O
4 months ago

Greater grace and glory

Grace
Grace
4 months ago

Awesome, vvery inspiring and impactful. This is encouraging. O Lord I will not give up, it’s not over for my household, our story must change as it changed for peter and jabez in the name of jesus christ our Lord

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