November 18, 2019 CAC Living Water Devotional :- GO TO THE SEA
THE LIVING WATER CAC
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Monday, November 18, 2019
TOPIC: GO TO THE SEA
Read Luke 5:1-11
1. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a drought.
5. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, 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 was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10. And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
MEMORISE: He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him (Psalm 126:6)
It is now rampant in the Christendom, as it is in the secular world, that people see the work of God as competition, rather than complementing one another. To this end, people of God, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc., do run after other ministers’ members in their communities to populate their church. These men of God find it too difficult to go places where harvest is ripe, for a bountiful catch. People should know how to catch their own fishes, because the harvest is plenteous enough.
Each time Jesus needs new converts, He goes to the sea. He looked for the Samaritan woman. He did not begin His ministry with the disciples of John the Baptist, nor the priests of the synagogue. He looked for His disciples, trained, and sent them to preach the gospel (Lk. 5:1-11).
There are places that are not too far from where you are, that need to hear the truth of the gospel, which God has designed, that you take to them. If you take the bold step, today, the harvest shall be great, and you will be happy you did (v. 6).
Christians are sent to the broken-hearted and to the prisoners of sin; those that still have the wrath of God upon, and against them. We are not called to break into others’ camps to steal their harvest. God is willing to use extraordinary means to reach out to those who have not embraced the gospel. You are one of the means, like Peter to Cornelius (Acts 10:5). Saul (Paul) needed brother Ananias. Don’t disappoint God.
1. As a minister of the gospel, help me Lord to identify those You have sent me to.
2. Don’t let me derail from the assignment You have given me, O Lord.
3. Lord, help the leaders of Your people to take missions work with passionate zeal.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Lamentations 3:19 – 4:15; Hebrews 11:5 – 11:25
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE