At Your Word ( by Carley Evans )

All night Peter and the other fishermen toil yet catch nothing! When Jesus says to Peter, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught,” Peter responds, “At Thy Word, I will let down the net.” (Luke 5:4,5; KJV)

In the face of certain failure, Peter — with the other fishermen — obeys the Lord.

“And when they do this, they enclose a great multitude of fish; and their net breaks.” (Luke 5:6) When they “launch out into the deep,” they find what they do not find on their own — FISH!

The abundance breaks the net, probably at the cost of a few fish. Peter beckons to their other partners to come help. Together, they fill these boats with so many fish they begin to sink!

And Peter’s response is perfectly understandable. He falls at Jesus’ feet and declares, “I am a sinful man, O Lord.” (Luke 5:8)

Thank You, Lord that despite our sinful state, You continue to act on our behalf. You give us opportunities in which You show Your great power and awesome love. We praise You, Father God. In Jesus’ Name, amen.


15 thoughts on “At Your Word ( by Carley Evans )

  1. Debbie says:

    The more uncertain, the clearer His abundance. Great post, Carley!

  2. What is with the video on your page??????lol.

    Beautiful post. I love this text. I love that Christ sent them to fish in a place where no fish were before. And I see in the text glows of true Christianity…divine revelation…relationship with the Christ. As for Peter, the more the Christ reveals Himself to the willing heart ….the more the Light reveals our true circumstance of heart. The point was Peter’s humility before the great Fisher of Men. Christ knew what Peter’s response would be with such blessing and teaching….belief…faith increased. Christ was revealing His supernatural Power to save….impowering and preparing Peter for service by way of Divine Revelation.

    ‘Lu 5:10 ………….. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.’ Peter was the one who said he was sinful..not Christ. And not even Peter can judge his own heart. Christ knew Peter before the foundation of the world…called him…entrusted him with the Gospel. And my oh my…Peter was faithful to the point of martyrdom…to death.

    Again, beautiful post. Thanks for reminding of Christ…of Peter…of relationship with the Christ.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Patricia — thank you!

  4. Pat, I know God does not want us to take revenge, that is his wrath. I did though sort of. I found my hotmail site hacked and changed to arabic. Who would I suspect, my husband (separated because of my illness). I did report it because I had to get it back myself. Someone added a new email password address and forwarded my mail to another email. With the Lord I got it back. The abuse center said they could not confirm it to be my site, but I have had it since 2002. I gave my husband a chance to fess up he didn’t. I feel bad now because I went further. I also have been trying to no avail to fix our estrangement. I just want him and my daughter to forgive me. Even though I had no control over getting sick. He won’t, she won’t. Each time I give it to the Lord. Now I feel I should just divorce. He told me he loves no one from his past or present, just his kids. So really he just, she just hurts me over and over when I try. I told him b-4 all this I wanted to end the pretense of us every reuniting by him signing a waiver. He wanted me to include in it that I was giving all my jewerly to my daughter. Which in my opinion should not even come into play. I always knew I would do that anyway. This is my thorn. how do I get beyond? I do pray, I am in the word, I am busy doing the Lord’s work. I know Jesus suffered more than any of us will. I have fellowship and a church. Everytime I make a man friend, they want more. I want no more of that. i just want to serve the Lord.

    • lambskinny says:

      I am sorry for your troubles — why we must go through such difficulties I don’t pretend to fully understand. If your husband has abandoned you, and I gather your daughter, too — what are you to do? I know from professional experience how important it is for you to remain on proper medication as this makes your disorder — which is NOT YOUR FAULT — manageable.

      Now, you are able to serve the Lord which is your “acceptable sacrifice.”

      I can’t speak to whether or not you should divorce your husband or about a “waiver.” I’d recommend you consult your local pastor regarding those issues.

      Pray for God’s wisdom — He is faithful and just.

      Thanks, BiForever.
      Love in Christ, Carley

      • Thank you for your care. It has a been a trying few days. I am very hurt with the situation. I just know that All things are possible with God. He will use this to make me stronger. He brought me home to the U.S. in November 2010. It was all his work to save me which happened in March. You are right I want nothing but, to serve him. Your sister in Jesus Christ.

  5. Sorry, I meant to address you Carley.

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