Are you washing your nets?
Luke 5:2 He noticed two empty boats standing at the water’s edge, while fishermen washed their nets.
How strange! Why would fishermen wash nets that haven’t been used? Nets that hadn’t caught any fish? The anger, they were quitting. Quitting because of an overnight problem. They believed that the way things were, were the way they would always be. Consequently, they were beaten because of that belief. That’s when Jesus loves to show up. He walked right in the middle of their problem with a solution.
First, He asked them for their boat (their business) and used it to preach to the crowd.
Next, He gave them the word that only faith could receive, launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. (Luke 5:4)
Can you see why He has to wait until you have done everything you know to do! Only then, are you ready to listen and obey without question. If He can fill empty nets for those discouraged disciples, then we don’t have a problem He can’t take care of.
~ Pastor Turner