LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE 5:4
"Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.”
12 KEYS -WHEN YOU LAUNCH YOUR FAITH INTO THE DEEP (UNKNOWN).
1. When launching your faith into the deep , you are what I call "on your own" . Don't try to look for support . It is your faith in God and God alone. If you keep trying to look for support , you might begin to doubt your convictions and draw back. Jesus went to the cross alone. .John 19:17 (NLT)"Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, [Golgotha]).”
2. Your "conviction" about what you believe is possible is you "alone" .It is God that has given you the grace and ability to believe it. Don't try to convince people to believe it with you , some might believe it , but majority will think you are mad or crazy . so it is better to just work out your convictions yourself , God who gave you the grace will see you through it . Amen. .1 Cor 16:13,14( Msg)" Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you've got, be resolute, and love without stopping.”
3. One major key to launching your faith into the deep is the power of persistence . Against all hope Abraham believed , the more persistent you are , the more you will continue to believe it ( the impossible) Luke 18:8(Amp)"I tell you that He will defend and avenge them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [this kind of persistent] faith on the earth?”
4. Launching your faith into the deep , is what I call a long journey on your own . people might assist you along the way , but they will never go along with you to the end . Why? they also have their own vision too . so let them go .never try to convince any one to come back . why ? God's love and support is what you need to get the job done . Isaiah 26:4(Amp)"Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner],For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].” Listen, God always bring the right people long your path to help you , so don't try to force anyone . Trust Him to do it for you.
5. When launching your faith into the deep , get ready to pray . Why? the deeper the prayer, the deeper the faith gets into the deep .And most times such prayers is done in isolation , so don't fret yourself when you don't have a prayer partner to pray with you . pray yourself . Luke 5:16 (NLT)"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.".
6. When launching your faith into the deep , be prepared to face the persecutions and attacks from every side . Not to worry , you are in safe hands (God) . the persecutions only drives your faith more into the deep becoming more better and more convinced about what you believe. 2 Cor :17(Amp)"17 For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]!”
7. When launching your faith into the deep , trust is a major key , if you are going to survive in the deep (unknown) . you just have to trust God and not rely on your own understanding , because if you do , you might give up on the way .Remember Prov 3:5(NLT)"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding."
8. When launching your faith into the deep , peace is one of the ropes you use in carrying your faith down into the deep , because in the deep their will be terrible storms , but the weapon of peace will always help you while in the deep. your peace helps you to focus on what you believe . John 16:33(Amp)"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]”
9. When you are getting close to your mega testimony , get ready for the raging of the enemy . the attacks can become very fierce . but do not relent, trust and trust God. Isaiah 26:4 (Amp)"Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner],For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].”
10. When launching your faith into the deep , get ready it is against all hope . don't look out for any signs , because you won't see any . but only hope, if you still insist on going with your journey .Rom 4:18 (Amp)"In hope against hope Abraham believed that he would become a father of many nations, as he had been promised [by God]: “So [numberless] shall your descendants be.”
11. When launching your faith into the deep , get ready it always looks like a hopeless case . but hope against all hope will give birth to hope because God is the source of the hope you have. Roms 15:13 (Amp)"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.”
12. When launching your faith into the deep , expectation is key . Always be expectant that today is the day you are going to hit it . Always be expectant ! Is key to getting results when in the deep. Lam 3:25 (Amp)"The Lord is my portion and my inheritance,” says my soul;“Therefore I have hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.”
"It is in the deep you will find your hidden treasures- unthinkable wealth"
Prayer: Father teach me Lord how to launch my faith into the deep in the name of Jesus , Amen.
You are blessed !!