Thursday, August 14, 2008

Let Out Your Nets...

I love the story in Luke 5:4-6 where Jesus tells Peter to let out his nets for a catch after a long night of fruitless fishing. Peter starts to reel-off excuses about his past fishing experience, but then drops his nets and pulls them up full of fish... to his complete amazement.

Many of us have invented a formula that goes something like this:

Try something + Fail repeatedly = Don't do it again

But God gives us a new equation that says:

Try something + Fail repeatedly = Do it again

My challenge for your Thursday is this: What dreams have you surrendered to the human formula? What net is God calling you to cast one more time?