19 Jan Day 15 – Go Out To Where It Is Deeper
Go Out To Where It Is Deeper
By Chris Abbott
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Now go out to where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” (Luke 5:4 NLT)
“Now go out to where it is deeper…” That line was the first step in Peter fulfilling the call of God on his life and stepping into his destiny. It’s so simple, and yet so profound. If Peter wouldn’t have had the faith to listen to Jesus and go back out on the water even though he had been fishing all night and hadn’t caught anything, he never would have followed Jesus into his own calling.
Peter probably would have led a normal, comfortable life. He would have gone to the temple and probably married a nice, Jewish girl and had a bunch of nice, Jewish kids.
But who wants normal? Who wants comfortable? Deeper isn’t even in the same universe as normal, but it’s a graveyard for safe dreams and small thinking.
What if the next step in your faith journey is as simple as that? What if God is waiting for you to make the next move and step into your destiny?
25 Days of Prayer and Fasting is a way to get outside of our normal, comfortable lives and go out to where it is deeper. Let’s use this time to seek and trust God as He leads us into unfamiliar waters and unexplored territory. Let’s believe God for big dreams that can’t survive without divine intervention.
Let’s go out to where it is deeper.