Joel Osteen (May-04-2019) Daily Devotion: One More Time.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish." Luke 5:4, NLT
TODAY'S WORD: Several times in Peter’s life, Jesus asked him to go the extra mile, to toss his fishing net over the other side of the boat—one more time. These fishing nets very heavy and weren’t easy to move from side to side. Peter was reluctant, but he did it anyway because Jesus asked him to, and the resulting catch of fish was amazing. It’s easy to get tired and discouraged when you’ve tried and tried and aren’t seeing the results you had hoped. But when you hear the voice of the Master deep down inside saying, “Try it again,” don’t talk yourself out of what God wants to do in your life. It may not seem logical. All your reasoning may say it will never happen. You may feel you’re too old, or you don’t have the experience. It may seem that the report is too bad and all the odds are against you. But dare to do what the doubt-filled fishermen did and say, “God, this promise You’ve given me doesn’t make sense. Nevertheless, if You say so, I believe so.” Just like Peter, you’ll be amazed at what will happen when you follow His commands, just one more time!
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father in heaven, I choose today to follow Your commands, even when things seem difficult. I know that Your words bring strength, life, and blessing, and I will serve and honor You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.