Three of Jesus’ disciples who really struggled with believing and obedience are now faced with a decision that many of us could very easily face each day. Having fished all night and caught nothing, they were ready to pack up their nets and call it a night. But from the shoreline a man questions them. Often men who know what they are doing, yet going through times of unsuccessful results will snap at anyone questioning, or especially telling them how to do their job. Yet, we see where the three obeyed Jesus. Could be a God inspired moment, but through obedience to the Master of the sea and fish, the disciples obeyed and saw marvelous results. Could it be that our Christian work that seemed to have plateaued has maximized because we have not yet allowed the Master in? Just a word, or the slightest action from Him could make the world of difference in our ministries. Let’s invite Him in friend and ask for His involvement and direction. It’s all about Him anyway!
As the sun was rising, Jesus stood at the water’s edge, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then he asked them, “Young men, haven’t you caught anything?” “Not a thing,” they answered. He said to them, “Throw your net out on the right side of the boat, and you will catch some.” So they threw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so many fish.