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The Fishing Boat

  • Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing. But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. John 21:3 WEB

    Peter stood on the shore of the sea of Galilee with the waves rolling in, and he was so discouraged. Jesus, who he had thought was the Messiah and soon to be King, had been arrested, scourged, crucified, and His lifeless body placed in a tomb. It was so final. Not that long ago, Jesus had taught from Peter's fishing boat on this same beach.

    On top of that Peter had denied that he even knew Jesus three times and had then abandoned Him at the last moment. Peter had not even attended the crucifixion, or the burial. Now Jesus was gone, and everything that Peter thought that God was doing in his life had fallen apart.

    This was Peter's fork in the road. Certainly God had been with them at the beginning, that was clear, but where was He now? Peter gave up on the dream and said: 'I am going fishing.' In other words, he would return to his old way of life before he met Jesus.

    Then Jesus appeared to him on the shore, and He called him right back to the work that he had decided to leave. Though things had taken an unexpected turn, everything was still right on schedule. God knew what was going, but Peter couldn't see it at the time.

    Sometimes God calls us to do something, and then on the surface it appears to fall apart, but in the bigger picture, everything is still right on schedule. When this happens our tendency is to return to our past. I have done this myself more than once.

    Jesus is always calling us forward, and never into our past. God has plans for you, and the new battle scars that you picked up mean that you are a veteran. If you decide to stop and go fishing, you will probably not catch anything. Jesus will always be calling you into your future, not your past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: "Matthew Psalm 107:29 (NIV) 'He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.' Our next fun theme will be 'In the Eye of the Storm' and is open for interpretation as always so please do get creative! You are encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photo (in the group) today reflects me "in the eye of ANY storm" where I feel most connected to our Grand Creator, regaining my faith in the fact that we are never alone through any storm. May you all feel God's love and grace surrounding you each and every day." Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, more of You, less of me.

Jan 15
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please! Especially the clarity part ;)  Amen~ Thank you

Jan 15
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Silvina Potter
Silvina Potter

AMEN!

Jan 15
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen

Jan 15
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen

Jan 15
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jan 15
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

Jan 15
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Jan 15
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you for being with me today. Amen 

Jan 15
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you so much!! :)

Jan 15
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father< I ask You, I do not want to go back to my old life! 

Jan 15
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Please guide us to live our lives for you Jesus.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jan 15
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Jan 15
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Jan 15
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, Your word is my light and I need You to guide me through this day. Speak to me in a way I understand  so I can follow You .

In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional , God bless.

Jan 15
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I feel that way sometimes.  Just plugging along as my health is not what it use to be.  What, Lord, can I do?  Who can I speak to about You or say of you? Then the phone rang for an old friend called to talk.  She takes care of her dying husband from a brain tumor.  Listening to her in her hardship & then praying for her was what I needed & she too.

Jan 15
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep us moving forward dear God. Don’t let us falter. Guide us and provide us opportunities. Thank you dear God for all your blessings and favor. In Jesus name I ask. Amen 

Jan 15
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Jan 15
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Very much what I needed to hear today. Thank you Amen

Jan 15
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 15
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thanks for another great devotional God Bless you all at RHM.

 

Jan 16
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Wonderful message.  Thank you 

Jan 16
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN,NEVER GIVE UP

Jan 16
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes dear Lord.....

Jan 18