[simple_tooltip content=’1 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, 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.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”

9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;

10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”

11 So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.’]Luke 5:1-11[/simple_tooltip]

Let down your nets… I will let down the net. (Luke 5:4-5)


Jesus had just used Peter’s boat to preach to the people, and He wanted to bless him for this. He also wanted to show Peter how He could meet all of his needs. Jesus told Peter to let down his nets for a catch. At that moment, all the fish in the lake started swimming for Peter’s boat.

Unfortunately, Peter couldn’t believe Jesus’ promise over the fact that he had been fishing all night and had caught nothing. He certainly wasn’t going to have better luck now. Jesus was a wonderful preacher, but what did He know about fishing? Peter was the expert there. It’s to his credit that he obeyed, but he didn’t do exactly what Jesus asked him to do. Jesus told him to cast his nets, and Peter only threw in one net. He obeyed, but he wasn’t expecting much.

As a result, all the fish Jesus sent to fill many nets jumped into Peter’s one net. The net wasn’t able to handle all the fish, and it began to break. This was the biggest catch of Peter’s life, yet it could have been even bigger! The fish were actually fighting to get into his net, but his vision was too small.

We often miss some of God’s supply because we do not embrace God’s vision for our lives. The widow in [simple_tooltip content=’Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.”’]2 Kings 4:6[/simple_tooltip] could have had more oil, but she ran out of vessels to fill. Joash, the king of Israel, could have completely destroyed his enemies, but he wasn’t aggressive enough [simple_tooltip content=’18 Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped.

19 And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.”’](2 Kings 13:18-19)[/simple_tooltip]. Likewise, we often limit what God wants to do for us because we don’t fully embrace all He promises us in His Word. [simple_tooltip content=’Yes, again and again they tempted God,
And limited the Holy One of Israel.’](Ps. 78:41)[/simple_tooltip]

What has He told you to do? Do it with all your heart, and make plans for big results. Your faith determines the manifestation of God’s supply.