MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-
“But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.” John 21:4
What is in store for you in 2015? I know it will be amazing! I know it will be surprising!
But will you cast your nets into the deep again? Jesus caught the disciples, I believe, in a stupor. Peter has “gone back to fishing”, and the disciples didn’t put up a fight and also went with him. And wouldn’t you know it, there was Jesus telling them to cast the nets again for a catch.
Will you be caught up in this world’s stupor or are you ready to cast the nets again? There is nothing like being open for the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the DEEP THINGS OF GOD. (deep things of God—(Ps 92:5). His divine nature, attributes, and counsels. The Spirit delights to explore the infinite depths of His own divine mind, and then reveal them to us, according as we are capable of understanding them (De 29:29).[Bengel].)
The question is are we satisfied with status quo or will we cast the net again? Spurgeon says, “There are children of God who have all that they can need of this world’s goods; they seem to be free from earthly care, and they have faith enough to trust their God with regard to the future. Their faith is firm and strong; they have much love to the Redeemer; they are engaged in some delightful work, and the Holy Spirit attends that work with great success. Their days follow steadily one after another, like the waves of the still calm sea. God is with them, and they
are greatly blessed; they spread out their roots by the river, their leaf also doth not wither, and whatsoever they do, it prospereth; whichever way they turn their hand the Lord their God is with them, in whatsoever land they put their feet they are like Joshua, that land is given to them to be an inheritance to them for ever. But, beloved, even these shall see greater things than they have as yet beheld. High as their Master has taken them into the house of banqueting, lofty though the room be in which they now feast, the Master shall say to them, “Come up higher.” They shall know more, enjoy more, feel more, do more, possess more. They shall be nearer to Christ ; they shall have richer enjoyments and sweeter employments than they have had; and they shall feel that their Master hath kept his good wine even until now.”