Too many fish

Luke 5:7-8. 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. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
Simon was overwhelmed at the goodness of God. He knew that he was unworthy of The Savior to even be in his presence.
Many years ago I brought one of my workers to church. Elizabeth was a product of the hippy culture and had no concept of morality or personal holiness.
From the moment she stepped into the church until after she left, she wept bitterly. Later I asked her what was going on, but she had no idea what happened to her. It was obvious that the presence of God was powerful in the meeting as her reaction was typical of many who entered the church at that time. It was a soveirn move of God. A visitation of The Holy Spirit at that church that lasted for several years. Hundreds were saved and set free from the enemy. Just as with Simon, His very presence was enough to convict people of their sin.
This morning when I read this scripture, it brought tears to my eyes as I was reminded anew of my unworthiness to even be in His presence, and how grateful I was for His goodness to me. My boat is overfilled with fish as He has blessed me far greater than I could have asked for.
Last week someone told me they wouldn’t mind dying to be with Jesus. I feel like there’s much more work to do here as so many are in need of Him. We were not put here just to squeeze the most fun out of this life. God has a purpose for us that is much higher than our own self gratification. The older I get, the more I am filled with a sense of the urgency of our calling to preach the good news to a fallen world. My hope is that my life would be a sweet aroma to God as I seek to serve him daily.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s