FOLLOW JESUS' PLAN
Luke 5:4 "Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught."
Jesus addressed the multitude, as He stood in Simon Peter's boat, at the edge of the lake. When Jesus was finished, He turned His attention to Simon Peter and said, "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." In other words, move into the deeper water and lower your nets for a catch of fish. Jesus was instructive. He was very precise and concise. His instructions, said in a few words, were exact
and to the point. It is noteworthy that Jesus not only told Peter what to do but what would happen when he did it. This is indicative of the fact that God knows the end from the beginning.
Isaiah 46: 9 & 10 speak clearly to this fact. ." Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" In our verse of focus, Jesus
wanted Peter to change his location. Where Peter was at that time was shallow and unproductive. Jesus wanted him to plunge into deeper water. Jesus did not want Peter to remain where he was, because He, Jesus, had something in store for him. Interestingly, what Jesus had in store for Peter was just what he needed. Jesus knows our needs
Obedience to Jesus and faith in Him were the keys for Peter's success. The keys for our success remain unchanged.
Today, Jesus wants us to move forward; to launch out in the deep; to 'let down our nets for a catch'. With Jesus, there is always success in all the areas of our lives. Jesus
has a plan for us now, that will culminate in eternity with Him. May we trust Him and follow His plan.