Daily Inspirations

Daily Inspirations

Thursday, September 01

Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.
—LUKE 5:4


Peter doesn't want to listen to Jesus. He's tired. They've worked all night and caught nothing. He grudgingly sets out and lowers the nets again. When he does, they catch so many fish their boats almost sink with the weight. Sometimes the spiritual life feels like drudgery, and we are more exhausted than renewed by our efforts. If we're disappointed in the results, maybe it's time to reevaluate our methods. Perhaps we are playing it too safe. It may seem exhausting after prolonged periods of disappointment, but sometimes God is calling us to take a risk, make a big change, row out into the deep.

1 Corinthians 3:18–23
Psalm 24:1bc–2, 3–4ab, 5–6
Luke 5:1–11

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