Ever get the migraine flashies? Lately, I have. For some reason. But I don’t get a full-blown migraine. Some Advil and tea and it goes away.
The other day, the flashing lights were really strong. Like light on a disco ball! They do get one’s attention.
Something I read in a devotional the other day reminded me of those flashes: “Softly I announce My Presence. Shimmering hues of radiance tap gently at your consciousness, seeking entrance.”
I thought, Would we respond more to the Lord’s presence if He used flashes of light to get our attention?
But He doesn’t need flashing lights. He just nudges us, using His Light through His Word. Unfortunately, we don’t always pay attention. And sometimes, we don’t want to follow His Word or His will.
We need to be more like Simon Peter. There’s a verse I love hidden within this account…
“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.’” (Luke 5:1-7 NKJV)
At Your Word…I will!
Don’t we do the same thing? We read His Word or hear His Holy Spirit speak to us and He tells us His will. Yet, we tell the Lord we’ve tried. We’ve toiled. We’re tired. We’ve done all we could with no results.
When we should say, “Okay, Lord, because You said so. At Your Word, I will!”
You may have nights filled with wearied anguish, when you toil and have no answers. But you may have mornings filled with the rapture of your nets overflowing with answered prayers, bringing you to your knees because “the nets brake.”
Are you clinging to some “net”? Net of your spouse, your child, your friend, your job, unforgiveness, or whatever? Clung to nets are always empty!
What good are those nets all coiled up? Faith nets coiled up never caught a thing! Therefore, obey the Lord and let down your nets for a haul!
No flashing lights are necessary, just obedience to His Word! And our nets will be filled!
Hope your prayer is as mine: Lord, I need to let go of my nets and bring up Your treasures of the deep.
Then, say to the Lord…
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