Into the Deep

I’m doing something a little different today. Yesterday, the Lord brought Luke 5:4-6 to mind. When He did, I remembered this piece I wrote nearly seven years ago. Rather than write something new, I felt prompted to repost this, because I think we are definitely in the season of going out where it is deeper and letting down those nets…one…more…time…

“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.’

‘Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.’” –Luke 5:4-6 (NLT)

It all sounds so familiar.

Been there.

Done that.

Tried and tried …

Over and over again.

But I’ve caught nothing.

I’ve accomplished nothing.

I’ve received nothing.

I’m still in this wasteland.

I’m still in this wilderness.

I’m still in this barrenness …

Alone with my pain.

But a sound breaks into the darkness of loss and failure.

The Voice.

Quiet as a whisper on the wind.

Unmistakable as thunder.

Alluring me …

Beckoning me…

Calling me …

To go out …

Where it’s deeper.

To let my “nets” down.

To let my guard down.

One. More. Time.

I know it’s a choice.

I know it won’t be easy.

It means overcoming my fear.

It means risking my heart.

One. More. Time.

But there is something about that Voice.

There is something about that Man.

That compels me.

That woos me.

That draws me …

Again, and again, and again.

And because He says to come …

I will.

I’ll do what He says.

I’ll go out where it’s deeper.

I’ll let down my “nets.”

And all my protective barriers.

One. More. Time.

“And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.” –Luke 5:7

Don’t stop short.

Don’t give up.

Try one more time.

But this time …

Go out where it’s deeper.

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Beloved, now IS the time. Through the current circumstance and so many other things, He is calling us much MUCH deeper. And this time … it WILL be different.

Jesus, we say YES! We will head out into the deep and will let our nets down one more time. ~Amen

I hear Him saying: My peace I leave with you…


2 thoughts on “Into the Deep

  1. I don’t always comment, but I can’t tell you how many times your writings have encouraged me so deeply. It’s like God knew exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you!!! Miss you. Kelly

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