Lk.5:4 – When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch”.
Apparently the Lord loves to see us in deep water. Deep water speaks of our inability to solve our situation for ourselves. Peter’s whole life could be described as deep water. He was tired from fishing all night, he had caught nothing, inevitably there were bills that needed to be paid. Now, of all things, the preacher wanted to use his boat to preach from. He might as well forget about that nap he was looking forward to, He had heard that this preacher could preach forever. That’s when the unexpected happened, the preaching was over and Jesus called out, “Launch out into the deep water, let down your nets for a catch”. The rest was history. Record breaking catch of fish, money to pay the bills, and a new kind of fishing was about to start for Peter. Here is how Oral Roberts describes this kind of situation.
“Jesus looked on a need differently. Most people today see their needs and become negative. Often they say, ‘Why? Why has this happened to me? What have I done to deserve it?’”
Jesus looks on a need in the most positive way. To Him, a need exists to be met. To Jesus, a need in your life is not something to discourage you and make you negative. It is a legitimate claim you have upon His limitless resources to be met in full, provided you plant your seed first.
In other words, the moment your need faces you, and you know you are into giving and receiving, God’s shall-supply promise goes into effect.
God’s Word talks about giving and receiving: “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches…”.
This is something you need to know and get positive about. No need should intimidate or bully you. If Christ is first in your life, and you are giving to Him, you are in connection! You are plugged in. God is answering; you should be expecting. What a difference this makes in your attitude!”
Peter’s seed that day was his boat, and his harvest was his largest payday ever. If you are in deep water like Peter, look to Jesus as your source. Plant your best seed in the work of God and forget about that nap. Harvest time is about to put you back to work.