Jesus may be your Savior, but is He the Lord of your life?
"Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing." John 21:1-3
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What are we trying to grasp in this moment? What worldly things are we trying to hold onto and find value in?
“If you only see Jesus as your Savior and not your Lord, you will always go back to what you knew. We will always go back to our old ways if we don't understand the significance of what Jesus did on the cross." ~ Pastor Eli Nelson
We may think life gets easier once we accept Jesus in our lives, but sometimes, most times, it gets harder. But Jesus sees us in the middle of it, and He's with us in the middle of it. He knows when you are living in a state of “What are we going to do now?” Whether it be with your family, finances, friendships or job - He will see you through. Just see Jesus. Sometimes we, much like the disciples, don’t see Jesus in the middle of our struggle.
How are you going to fish this season?
See, the first time Jesus found Peter, he was cleaning his nets after a night of fishing and catching nothing (Luke 5). This time, after the resurrection, Jesus found him again after a night of fishing and catching nothing (John 21). Peter and the other disciples knew Jesus, but they did not recognize Him. They were going back to what they new and what they did before. They were so enveloped in what was that they did not yet grasp the significance of what could be.
Are you going to change how you're fishing, or are you going to continue doing what you know without Jesus?
Jesus didn’t ask them for the answer He already knew - He asked them so they could see His purpose in their lives. Sometimes we make our lives so busy that we can't hear His voice. But no matter how busy, or how distracting life can be… we NEED Jesus. And we need to listen for His voice, even in the chaos. He doesn’t call out to us to point out our failures, shortcomings, and hurts. He calls out to us to get our attention so He can lead us closer to Him and all He has for us.
God uses lack of success to get our attention.
So whatever moment in life you are facing, look and listen for Him, and He will tell you where you need to be. Sometimes, you might just need to cast your net onto the other side.
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