Can Jesus Use Your Boat?

Can Jesus Use Your Boat?

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Discover the blessing in your purpose and his glory.

Luke 5 - 1-71 So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, 2 and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. 3 Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s (Simon Peter), and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word, I will let down the net.” 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. 7 So 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.

This is an interesting scenario. Jesus didn't need a boat, but he CHOSE to use Simon Peter's boat. He got into the boat and preached. He shared his message and preached with the people on the shore. When he was finished, he told Simon Peter to launch out to cast down their nets for a catch. Even though they had already tried before with no success, Peter submitted to Jesus' request. He said, "At your word, I will let down the net". It was a catch that they couldn't contain because the boats started sinking.

This is the lesson and it is also a very important question. Will you let Jesus use your boat? When he asks you, like he asked Peter, will you submit to his request? Will you let him use what you already have in your possession? If you do, he will fill you with a blessing that you cannot contain, just like that catch that overflowed the boats. You'll find your purpose in what he has already placed in your hands and willing to surrender.

His Word says, "All things are possible for those who believe (Mark 9:23).