What made Peter different

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And Simon answering said unto him, "Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net." Luke 5:5

This life is full of struggling and toiling. What makes it even more worse is when you struggle and toil so much and again get nothing, it's such a painful experience.

But like in the opening verse above, Simon Peter and his friends went through the same situation. They used to labour so much trying to get something for survival, they were fishermen. They used to spend sleepless nights in the middle of the sea trying to make ends meet, but things were never easy.

It so happened that this one day, Jesus was teaching people near the lake where their boats were, after Jesus was done teaching, he realized that these people had never gotten anything the whole night.

So he told Peter to launch his boat in the middle of the same lake and he would catch fish.

This is a little tricky, Jesus was a young man and had never been fishing, and he didn't even know the time the fish were more active. Peter would have pushed him aside and said, you know you you are a young man, I have experience for many years, at this time you are telling me to launch the net into the sea, you can't get anything.

But Peter just believed the word.

He said, "We have toiled the whole night, but if you have said it, then I will."

And guess what, he got way too much.

In the same way, when we believe the word of Jesus as he spoke about us, we shall be far more effective despite what the nature dictates.

It doesn't matter whether you have spent 10years, 20years or forty. The power of God will propel you to where you are supposed to be. 

On another occasion, the disciples were in a boat, Jesus came walking on the water and when they saw him, they started shouting and screaming for help. Jesus told them, it is I.

Then Peter said, "Lord if it is really you, order me to come out of this board to you"

Jesus told him, "come." and Peter walked on the water.

(Peter didn't reason here. I know if it were some of us here, we would start, "what if?". What if he turns out to be a gost, what if ....???)

There is something Peter had discovered about the word of Jesus. He discovered that when Jesus speaks, His word can not fail. His words carries the Power to accomplish what it mean.

Jesus explained this and said, John 6:63 "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

Jesus has said it, that it is the spirit that quickens things, and the flesh profiteth nothing. And he said his words are the Spirit. Glory be to God.

That means, every time you are reading his word and believing them, your things starts to be a little quicker than the man in the world.

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When Paul understood these things, he said in  "Ephesians 1:17 I ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit, who will make you wise and reveal God to you, so that you will know him. ¹⁹ and how very great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength ²⁰ which he used when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right side in heaven. 

When paul said this, he didn't mean that those people didn't know God, but he was trying to say there is something more deeper about God that only the spirit of God can make known to men.

The bible made it clear that "The power working in us is the same as the mighty strength ²⁰ which God used when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right side in the heaven." We have such a great power, again he has said it...

It's our turn to act like Peter or remain in the boat wondering! Glory be to God.


Father I thank you for making your ways known to us, for you have always loved us from the very beginning. Thank you Jesus.

Further studies: John 15:7-8

Still remain your friend:

Otim Brian Sundison

Heavenly Atmosphere, Expressing the life in the word

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