When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
The expert fisherman yielded to the Son of God and the results were astonishing! I love those 7 words: “But because you say so, I will…”
Much of my life as a disciple is found in yielding to Jesus. Often I think I know… I mean, I’m pretty confident in what I think would be best. And Jesus leads me to do what is not intuitive. Will I follow? Will I yield? “Because You say so, I will.”
There’s no other reason needed to say ‘yes’ to Jesus and His instructions than because it’s Him who is speaking. Because of who He is, the right answer is: “I will.”
While it is wise to have many counselors and to learn from as many people as possible, Jesus’ voice trumps all others.
Lord, what You say is not always easy. But because You are saying so, I will follow. I trust You with my life. Thank You for leading me and for providing for every need – even the needs I don’t know I have yet! Thank You! I follow You this day.