Luke 5:1-11
One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking. When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him. His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed.

Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

As you read through the gospels, you are introduced to a fisherman named Peter. Peter was merely doing his job when Jesus called him to leave everything and follow Him. I can relate to Peter, just going about my day, doing my job, and then suddenly Jesus shows up.

Up until this point it seems as though Peter had been down on his luck, but then Jesus gave him one instruction, "let down your nets", and everything changed. {You just need one word from God and everything can change}
Peter said to Jesus, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”

We all know what happens when Peter obeyed Jesus and let down his nets. The scriptures tell us that Peter's nets were so full the boat began to sink. Talk about hitting the jackpot! Not only did they fill one boat with fish, they filled another boat as well!

Peter realized at that moment he was in the presence of someone special. Jesus called Peter that day and without hesitation, Peter left everything to follow Christ.

So maybe you're like Peter, you've been going about your life with little to no success. Well, Jesus is calling you to come and follow him. The Savior of the world has asked you to work for Him {You qualify}. This is the absolute greatest job in the world and you're His favored employee!

He can make you exceptionally successful with just one instruction.

My advice: make sure you're listening so you don't miss Him calling you.

Last year at this time I was just going about my life. I had no real direction. Then I heard Jesus call me. So I quit my job and enrolled at Charis Bible College. I left everything, and gained even more. Peter didn't hesitate when he was called. He had already seen the power of God, he was ready to follow Christ. When Jesus called me, I was ready. I had already seen His healing power work in my body, there was no stopping me.


He can make you exceptionally successful with just one instruction.

My advice: make sure you're listening so you don't miss Him calling you.

Last year at this time I was just going about my life. I had no real direction. Then I heard Jesus call me. So I quit my job and enrolled at Charis Bible College. I left everything, and gained even more. Peter didn't hesitate when he was called. He had already seen the power of God, he was ready to follow Christ. When Jesus called me, I was ready. I had already seen His healing power work in my body, there was no stopping me.
Are you ready?

Whatever it is that you are in need of Jesus has provided it. If you need success, it's yours. If you need direction, He has it. If you need provision, He guaranteed it. Follow Him, He promises to supply all of your needs according to His riches.



But Peter's story didn't stop there, it wasn't all success from that point on. Peter sank, but we don't have to.




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