“One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around Him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then He sat down and taught the people from the boat.” (Luke 5:1-3, NIV)

Luke 5

Jesus was in the workplace. He ministered to those around Him using things that were available to Him at that time. In this case, He used a boat as His pulpit.

“When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.’ When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.” (Luke 5:4-7, NIV)

Jesus asked Simon to “let down the nets”. Simon was disgruntled because they had fished all day and hadn’t caught anything. But, to obey the Lord, Simon dropped the nets. His obedience to the Lord brought an abundance of food. He was embarrassed that he hadn’t trusted the Lord.

“…he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!’ For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.’ So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Him.” (Luke 5:8-11, NIV)

No matter where you work, there are people in need of a Savior. You don’t have to get into a boat and “preach” to them; you just need to be there. Trust in the Lord to guide you along the way. All you really need to do is to “let down your net” and follow Christ Jesus. He’ll do the rest!

Fishers of Men

Enjoy your Thursday, “Working for Christ”!

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4 Comments on “LET DOWN YOUR NET!”

  1. garden2day Says:

    SMILES! I love it! Thanks. 😀


  2. This is one of your best!!! five cups for sure….. Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  3. Brook Says:

    Excellent post! Recently heard Pastor T.D. Jakes on television saying not to judge ourselves by the empty boat…that Jesus is on the way!


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