Net Breakers


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.

~Luke 5:6, NLT


No matter what you face or what comes against you: it is no match for Jesus.

~Charles F. Stanley

Peter was a fisherman by trade; so when Jesus told him to launch out into the deep and let down his nets, Peter had reservations. First of all, he was tired because he had fished all night. Secondly, the fish were not bitting so to speak: Peter fished all night and caught nothing. Never the less, because it was Jesus who told him to launch out into the deep, Peter reluctantly obeyed. Just minutes later, Peter was thrilled that he followed Jesus advice. The fish were in the deep and they caught so many that their nets were tearing and their boat sinking. The first thing Peter did was cry “help,” to his cousins on the bank and then he bowed at Jesus feet and said, “LORD, you need to stay away from me, I am too sinful to be in your presence.” {JEV} Sometimes we need to launch out, get away from the familiar and follow Christ into the deep unknown. Of course, this is way out of our comfort zone and we don’t like to do it. God put our greatest blessing in the deep so that it would require obedience and faith for us to find them.

In Jacob’s blessing to Joseph, he said, May the God of your father help you; may the Almighty bless you
with the blessings of the heavens above, and blessings of the watery depths below. Paul said to the Corinthians, But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secretsThe Bible is an amazing book and it is filled with truth. There is truth laying on the surface like the manna lay on the ground but the more we read and study and the deeper we get in our study, the more truth we discover. I love what David said in Psalm 119, Open my eyes to see
the wonderful truths in your instructions. I make this my prayer daily. The Bible is a river of truth that has no bottom. You and I will never exhaust the truth found in scripture.

I digressed a bit; the title of the blog is “Net Breakers,” which is a reference to blessings too big to handle. A net breaker is a blessing that is so huge, the only explanation for it is Jesus. I am afraid we can explain most of what is going on in our churches. We need Jesus to do something among us that cannot be explained. But we must remember, Peter got a net breaking miracle but it came when he was obedient to Christ and launched into the deep. The bank dwellers don’t have net breaking experiences. So step out on faith and follow Jesus into the deep unknown. You never know what will happen when you are in the boat with Jesus.

We have a church mom who lives in New Orleans and I called her yesterday. She and here folks {Grand daughter} are OK but they do not have power or water and have been told it will be two weeks before they get relief. Her name is Wanda and she is 94. Her speech was a little slurred. I need to go see her but now is a bad time and I am not fond of New Orleans. Our friends in central Mississippi are fine: they had wind and rain but no severe damage.

Covid continues to be a problem on both sides of the County. We have more at the POINT than we had last year. We will be outside this Sunday morning and unless things change drastically for the good, we will probably be outside on Sunday through September. We will remain inside on Wednesday night. Our Senior Adult women do love their SS Class and I hope for their sakes that we are back inside soon. I have to admit, I love the outdoor service but I get to do it regardless. We meet this Sunday at 8:30 and have breakfast following. If you are a blog reader and you have never experienced the POINT you need to show up at 190 Eva Road at 8:30 this Sunday morning. I promise you, it will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

Thanks for reading the blog and have a great day.

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