Launching into the DEEP

DID YOU KNOW: Jesus was teaching the multitudes from a boat on the Sea of Galilee. He turned to His disciple Simon Peter in Luke 5 and said, “Launch out into the deep, and let your nets out for a catch.” So, they did. They caught so many fish that their nets began to break due to the abundance.

I have found that the blessings of God are very rarely ever found in the shallow waters, the shallow waters of faith. They do not swim there. There are many who dwell only in the shallows of Christianity. They stay near the shore. They stay near that which is familiar and comfortable. They never fully leave the old ways, the old life. So, they only know the shallow things of God. They never enter the deep. They believe, but with a shallow faith. They read the Scriptures, but only get into the shallow of the Word, the surface, the letter. They pray but only in the shallow of prayer. They never allow themselves to enter the depth of prayer. They never allow themselves the time. And they know of God’s love, but they never get into the deep of His love. As a result, they never know the deep blessings that God has for them.

If you want the blessings of God, you must leave the shallow and launch out away from the shore, away from its distractions, away from the old and the familiar, and into the deep, into the deep waters of faith, the deep waters of His presence, the deep of His Word, the deep of worship, the deep of His joy, the deep of His voice, the deep of His Spirit, and the deep of His heart. That is where your blessings are waiting and will be found.

TODAY: Launch out into the deep waters of God. And there let down your net that you can experience His abundant blessings.