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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 and watched the waves roll in. He was so discouraged. He believed that Jesus was the Messiah, and soon to be King. But then Jesus had been arrested, scourged, crucified, and His lifeless body taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb. It was so final. Not long ago, Jesus had taught from Peter's fishing boat on this same beach.

    What hurt Peter the worst was he had denied he even knew Jesus three times because he was afraid of being arrested. He had abandoned Jesus at the last moment. Peter didn't attend the crucifixion or the burial, and he didn't know about the resurrection. He believed Jesus was gone, and everything that God was doing in his life had fallen apart.

    This was Peter's fork in the road. 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.

    That morning, Jesus appeared to Peter on the shore and sent him to do the work he had decided to leave. Though Peter believed things had taken an unexpected turn, everything was actually right on schedule. God knew what was going on, 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. Our tendency is to return to our past, to what we know, to what we are comfortable with. I have done this myself more than once.

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

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly and direct my paths. Speak to me in a way that I understand and help me recognize it is You. I want more of You in my life today, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Peg Brunner
Peg Brunner This is something I should read everyday! Thank you, Pastor, for the nudge.
Oct 5
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Oct 4
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, lead me into the future. I can do all things through Christ who leads me. Amen 

Oct 4
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for always being there!

Oct 4
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Oct 4
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesu for loving us and answering our prayers. Amen 

Oct 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father give me the opportunity to see ahead towards the path You have provided me today, when You speak to me do it in a way I can understand to follow Your designs. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Lord lead us. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Oct 4
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen! Thank you Father for my past but most of all for my future and the path that leads to you!

 

 

 

Oct 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

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

Oct 4
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I want so to please you Lord and to help your kingdom grow but I need to really see what it is you want me to do.  In the name of your son and my savior Lord Jesus.  Amen

Oct 4
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  What a true revelation!

Oct 4
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God thank you for sustaining us. Thank you Jesus for your suffering to save us. Things are getting harder Please watch over us. Amen 

Oct 4
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 4
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Oct 4
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Powerful, important message this morning, Pastor Dion! Lord, please guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and find me listening and willing.  In Jesus' name, Amen

Oct 4
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask, Amen. 

Oct 5
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Oct 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 5