It is so easy to get caught up in the routines of life. In our family, we know what our schedule is everyday. It is nice to break away from the routine and just relax. Recently, I had the privilege to break away from everything for five wonderful days. I knew this opportunity was orchestrated by God, so I sought Him for weeks before my departure. I wanted to hear His voice, see His face, and feel His presence. I listened carefully and watched mindfully; I desired to be changed by the end of the week, so I dug in deep.
And Jesus Said…
“Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch” Luke 5:4. Jesus instructed Peter to cast his net into the deep for a catch. I was struck by how Jesus said “deep” as if Peter had been fishing in the shallow waters. I thought about myself before this week; had I been sitting in shallow waters hoping to make a catch? As Christians, it is easy to get comfortable with the depth of our knowledge, the depth of our relationship, and even the depth of our commitment and service. Many things can attribute to our comfort. We can be too busy with work and our kids activity schedule. We can be set in a routine and not willing to change. However, many times it is fear that keeps us from going deeper. Fear of what might be required of us. Fear of failure. Fear of a commitment. I know because I have let all of these fears keep me from going deeper at different seasons of my life. But, for five wonderful days in May 2016, I sought God’s face with a desire to launch into the deep. As a result, I found a deeper relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. No more shallow waters and no more fears. Take a risk to launch into the deep and let go of your fears, I promise God will not fail you.