THE CHRISTMAS STORY ~ DAY 5: As Jesus stood beside Lake Galilee, a crowd of people pushed to get closer to him and to hear the teachings of God. Jesus saw two boats at the shore of the lake. The fishermen were washing their nets. Jesus got into the boat that belonged to Simon. He asked Simon to push off a little from the shore. Then he sat down in the boat and taught the people on the shore.
When Jesus finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Take the boat into the deep water. If all of you will put your nets into the water, you will catch some fish.” Simon answered, “Master, we worked hard all night trying to catch fish and caught nothing. But you say I should put the nets into the water, so I will.” The fishermen put their nets into the water. Their nets were filled with so many fish that they began to break.
It makes all the difference in the world when our work is directed by Jesus. We can work hard for a long time with no results. But when Jesus directs our work, we see results.
This story shows us that the worst excuse for not doing what God wants you to do is because you've been a failure in the past. How many opportunities do we miss out on because we make excuses instead of doing what Jesus said? In this Christmas season let’s go deeper in the word of God and BELIEVE.