Joseph Prince (November-25-2020) Daily Devotion: LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP.
Luke 5:4 - When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
God wants to bless you—big-time! It was for this reason that He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” The deep is where you will find a whole lot of fish. You won’t find them near the shore in shallow waters. But to launch out into the deep is to move away from the comfort of the shoreline.
My friend, God wants you to break away from your comfort zone and step out in faith to do what He has put in your heart. It may be something simple, but which you have never done before or only dreamt of, like attending a care group. A church member did just that and found love. Today, she is happily married.
Now, our Lord Jesus who said, “Launch out into the deep…” also said, “…let down your nets for a catch.” Notice that He used the plural “nets” and not the singular “net.” Beloved, God wants to give you more than what you need. His dream for you is bigger than anything you can ever dream of. Dream big and God will exceed your dream because He delights in giving you exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think (see Ephesians 3:20).
Another church member who was formerly working for someone else had wanted to start his own company. When praying with him, I received a word from the Lord for him to launch out on his own. When he did that, he made a handsome profit at the end of the first month alone! Today, he has more than one company and his businesses are flourishing. God is blessing him beyond his wildest dreams!
Beloved, God wants to bless you beyond your wildest dreams. He did it for Simon who was astonished at the size of the catch of fish (see Luke 5:9). But it was not until Simon launched out into the deep that he ended up with the net-breaking, boat-sinking load of fish (see Luke 5:6–7). You, too, will be astonished at your catch when you step out of your comfort zone and launch out into the deep with the Lord!