When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. —Luke 5:4-11

Have you been working hard and not seen any results of your labor? Listen to Jesus and if He asks you to do the same thing, do it. Results will come. After all, He is the One who has sent us to “fish for people.”

But are you fishing? Where are you fishing? With whom are you fishing? Being fishers of men in obedience to Jesus will bring results. But fishermen need to persevere and not give up.

The Word of God above shows us to do what Jesus says… even if we have been fishing for a long time. Be obedient. It is His plan. A catch will come. You were caught by someone Jesus sent and others will be caught by your being sent! Bring the love of God to others that was brought to you!

Dear Father, please help me to persevere in Your desires and may I do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. Yes, may this be so!

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