What is Jesus Asking You do Do?



What’s the Lord Asking You to Do?
by Eddie Lawrence

TEXT: Luke 5:  So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.

When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”

For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” 11 So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.

Five things he asked Peter to do:

1. He asked him to do something when he was already tired.
-They had been fishing all night and were working washing their nets.

2. He asked him to allow him to use something he had.
-He asked to furnish him the use of their boat

3. He asked him to give his time to hear him teach.
-Peter not only had to row the boat out for him but to remain with him while he taught the people.

4. He asked him to do again what he had already done without success.
-They had fished all night without a catch.

5. He asked him to dirty the nets that he had just worked to clean.
-In the  natural, Peter had worked all night and was probably ready for sleep and now he is told to go back and fish again.

Five blessings that Peter Received:

1. He blessed him to do successfully what he had previously failed out.
-When the Lord blesses what we do, we see different results.

2. He blessed him so much that others were needed to help handle the blessing.
-His blessing leads to harvest which always requires laborers.

3. He blessed him so much that others were filled with the overflow of the blessing.
-He blesses us to bless others as well.

4. He blessed him with a deeper revelation of who He was.
-He often leads us more deeply to himself through his kindness and blessings.

5. He blessed him to the point that the entire focus of his life changed. 
-Seeing God respond to obedience in your life by pouring out blessing can change the entire orientation of how you live life.

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