GOOD MORNING  (Part 3 of 3)

­Helpers of God

Come to think of it: if Jesus was the Son of God, or God Himself, as we learn, did He need a mortal’s boat?  Couldn’t Heaven have dispatched a chariot of fire for Him to preach from?  Did the great God have to ask a mere man for his boat?  Wasn’t that moment the unique opportunity to display His greatness as He stood mid-air above the waters to preach the mysteries of God?  Does the Almighty God need mortal partners in His Kingdom projects?  Do I have a boat He might need this morning?  Could that partnership be the key to ending the reproaches of a protracted night?

  1. Team Spirit

Peter was a good man.  When things turned around for him, he did not forget his “partners” in the other boat.  Peter was unlike some of us who would rather drown with all the fish than share anything with any other.  He beckoned unto those partners, and their boat also began to be supplied with the overflows from his boat. Partnership. Team spirit.

May your many past pains never kill your sensitivity to other paining people, who are still where you are no more.   It is not their sins that keep them there, as it is not your sinlessness that brings you the “great multitude of fishes.” Peter was frank to admit this as he stood confronted with the sudden miracle.  He “he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (v.8).

Sometimes God sends so much fish to one fisherman because He actually has other boats in mind, other men near suicide point if they should go home in that fashion after such a night.  Unfortunately, some nouveau riche have not only driven others into suicide but also drowned themselves with their much blessings tied around their sinking protuberant waists. They lacked the spirit and vision of Peter.  They tried to force into their tiny parochial boat a “great multitude of fishes” that God had been sending to everyone else merely through the ‘postal address’ of their one boat.

  1. The New Reference Point

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink (Luke 5:7).

Until Peter’s breakthrough, failure was the reference point. Everyone pointed to the dry nets as a reason to fail, as proof that it was impossible to catch fishes in that place at that time.  After Peter’s encounter with Jesus, he took over the headlines.  Attention turned from the failures to the man of success.  Failure is news only until Success appears.

Whatever excuse one might make for failure, success is stronger, and focus will turn from the many that are washing their nets in despair, to the one with a breaking active net; they will look in the “deep” direction of the successful man, away from despairing fishermen with dry and retiring nets.

Have men turned away from you because they have judged you by your present nets? Seek the Master.  He leaves no boat empty that He enters into. He leaves no boat poor that He has used.  One encounter with Him this morning will change your story, will make you an instant headline.  No night lasts forever. Your case is not concluded in failure with Jesus in your ship. I see the sunshine breaking through the gloom of protracted yester-nights. Good, good morning! Hallelujah!

From The Preacher’s diary,
May 30, 2016.

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Tonye Oliver
Tonye Oliver
4 months ago

What a word of hope & encouragement, yet full of wisdom. Through partnership harvests are brought in & preserved.

Blessed is the one who is humble enough to see that that there are many who can bring in the harvest with him.

Samuel Ajuzie
Samuel Ajuzie
4 months ago

Father Lord thank you for this word,
God bless The Preacher

Bolanle Musa
Bolanle Musa
4 months ago

Hallelujah! Good morning Prof. All praise to our ever giving and sustaining Sun of righteousness ????

4 months ago

Good ‘Good Morning’ indeed.

With a few verses, from the bible and reading through the Preacher’s diary, I have been so enriched to know that I am a few steps from my good success, as long as I am where ‘the Master’ wants me to be. My successes are determined solely by Jesus Christ, Our Master

Good Morning, everyone.

Wale Ayeni
Wale Ayeni
4 months ago

hmmmmm. What a word. Thanks Sir

4 months ago

The Preacher is always a blessing! I got a beautiful message from this early this morning ” Don’t wash your nets yet”! I am going to expand that through spiritual incubation and preach on it someday after it has taken root in my heart.
More grace and honour sir!!

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