‘On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, ‘
What’s up God Gold family!! Hope you’re all having an AWESOME day! I just wanted to take a moment of your day today and share with you this message from Pastor Craig Groeschel that has been such a big encouragement along with a HUGE perspective boost for me. I pray this message will have the same affect if not greater for you today!
My BIG Take-away’s from the sermon:
Sometimes God’s preperation for us comes packaged as pain.
God allows us to go through pain in us so that He can work through us.
Don’t just see “pain” as just “pain,” but see it in the perspective of “purpose”
The very thing the enemy wants to use to harm you, God will strengthen you.
Today’s meditation is brought to you by the Bible Project! I know just sitting and reading can feel mundane and boring at times, thankful for others who continue showing us new and fun ways to spend time studying God’s Word! Enjoy this little video on today’s mediation! And when reading God’s Word, have fun with it, get creative, look for new ways that connect with the way you learn the best! Just like there is no limit on God, there is no limit on how you spend time with him! All that matters is that you spend time with Him!
Hello to one and all!!! Hope y’all are having an awesome day and prayers go out to all who may in some way have been affected by the ongoing virus getting around. In this tough time with much uncertainty and fear that surrounds it, prayer is what we have to stand strong in and not just the act of prayer but who the prayer is directed to…..God! So whatever you’re going through during these difficult circumstances, just know that God hasn’t changed, He is just as powerful and in control as yesterday. He still loves you and is there for you no matter what happens!
Today’s meditation comes with nothing but two very specific pieces of Scripture for you to spend your day thinking about, praying over, and studying to find out what these verses mean, what God is saying and teaching here, also what can be applied to your lives. I’m just going to leave these here for you today and I pray they can be of some encouragement to you! This week we are going to really dig into these verses and see what gold God has in store for us but for now, just meditate on these truths!
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”’
“But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.’