Luke 5:1-11v 9 “For he (Simon Peter) was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.”

In this passage Jesus is followed by a crowd and he steps into an empty boat on the shoreline and asked Simon the owner to push it out into the water, and Jesus taught the crowd from there. The fishermen were washing their nets. Did they stop and listen to Jesus’ teaching? Jesus surprised the fishermen with his actions. Got their attention, they were “awestruck by the number of fish they had caught” and then Jesus told them they were to be “fishing for people “and as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

How have you reacted to the teachings of Jesus? Are you in the crowd eager to learn more from this amazing teacher? Or did you need to be awestruck by Jesus’ actions to pay attention like the fishermen? I have found that Jesus is still at work today as we listen to his teaching found in studying the bible and by amazing things that occur beyond your expectations to strengthen your faith and willingness to leave everything and follow Him. The more I read and study the bible with others the more I am encouraged to speak out for Jesus. After one bible study I found myself being asked questions about God at my work when I never had before and had the courage to take a deep breath and stand up for Jesus. My Mum was sick, my husband was busy with a building project, and I left everything and went to Africa as He called and opened all the doors for me, and it seemed simple at the time just to follow. Even a popular country song echoed in my head repeatedly “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” I did a lot of things that year that I had never done before!!

Be brave and answer the call, become a disciple of Jesus today.

Prayer: Holy Father guide those who pray to you today as they commit to following you, and to learning more about Jesus. Amen

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