Fresh Vision09/05/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 1 Comment
In Luke 5:1-11, we read a story of obedience. These men had fished without catching anything. I imagine that being a bad day of work. Then Jesus told Simon to go out again and fish. Simon didn’t want to, but he did it out of obedience. Then we read that Simon caught too many fish for the nets to hold.
I don’t think Simon expected greatness when he dropped his net. I think he was expecting nothing. Jesus didn’t ridicule or put Simon down when he argued. Jesus showed love with His patience. (1 Corinthians 13:4). Simon’s obedience was rewarded even though he had doubt.
I am jealous and I am struggling. I feel like my obedience is bringing more heartbreak. (Yes, I am embarrassed to admit that I am whining). I want to see results NOW! I don’t like the process of refinement. Why do I have this sense of entitlement? Why do I expect a reward? Why is my faith so weak? My reward isn’t here on earth~~ I have to believe. I feel like I need to see big evidence of God working. I want to see healing and miracles before I am obedient anymore.
I need a fresh perspective and vision. I need to believe God will do what He needs to do if I allow Him, not that He is going to do what I WANT OR EXPECT. I need to serve out of love and thankfulness to God for sending Jesus. I need to let go of my expectations~~ what I WANT. I need to want what He knows is best for me. I can’t worship God based on circumstances. I don’t have to thank Him for the valley, but I do need to be obedient and serve Him out of love while I am in the valley. I need to let Him lead me through the valley and praise Him for what He has done in my life and what He is going to do, even if I don’t know what that is.