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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Missing a Miracle"

Date published: 01/31/2010

Luke 5:4-10 “’When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything.  But because you say so, I will let down the nets.’  When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.  So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.  When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, ‘Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!’ For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken.” (NIV) 

Simon came close to missing a miracle from God. His first inclination was not to believe or embrace the Lord’s direction – He wanted to explain why it was not possible from his human point of view. The closer your relationship with Christ, the more He will guide you. The Lord’s guidance will bring blessings, comfort, peace, direction, challenge, fear, and, yes, the possibility for miracles! In fact all guidance from the Lord requires a response of faith. Whether you remain steadfast, charge forward, or proclaim Christ – all require the faith to believe what God is saying is true and to act upon His leading. John 7:17 says, “If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.”  Simon responded and experienced an event so extraordinary that he knew he was not only in the presence of God, but he was also unworthy of being there. What a wonderful place to be – at the feet of Jesus – awaiting His response and further involvement. No matter the circumstances or challenges, never miss the opportunity for God to do the extraordinary in your life. By faith allow Him to be God so that you might experience the fullness of the almighty, merciful, and loving God Who loves you more than you can imagine!

John 11:40 “Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’" (NIV)