38 Days of Miracles: Get Your Miracle then Move On
This 30 Days Series will lead us to Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe by taking a look at the the 37 +1 Miracles of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible.
The Word - " 1On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him." Luke 5:1-11 ESV
A Thought - Jesus did a miracle. When Simon Peter experienced it, he was astonished. Now, if Peter lived in 20th Century America, he would have written a book called "How to Get Your Full Boat Miracle" ($14.99) and spent the rest of his life trying to duplicate the miracle. BUT! Jesus told Simon Peter to come follow him on to the next thing. Friends, when Jesus does a miracle, don't sit in it and get stuck. Stand up, follow Jesus and be with him for the next thing.
A Prayer - Lord, thank you for great church services, powerful worship experiences, spiritually moving mission trips, and all the wonderful things in my past. Now, let's move on to the next thing. I don't want to be stuck trying to repeat the past. I'd rather keep moving forward with you. - In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
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