And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find.They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
The fish were in there.
But they had casted on the wrong side.
This led me to begin thinking on vows.
Trauma, early on, often causes a person to want to right a wrong.
Growing up poor, can cause a person to vow to be rich.
A dysfunctional family can cause a need to never give up.
Feeling unprepared can cause an unhealthy obsession with prophecy.
Wanting something different in life, is normal.
God always wants better for us.
But what side are we casting on?
When we choose to make things right in our own strength, we miss that catch.
That’s the flesh effort.
Only Jesus knows where our needs will be met.
And he wants to go deeper than the surface to show us what we’re really in need of.
Peter was a Provider, in His own strength.
He wanted to be the one to take care of things.
But Jesus knew that Peter was really in need of someone taking care of Him.
He warned Peter of his betrayal.
Yet, He covered Him.
Then, the same way Peter recognized his need for the Savior the first time, casting to the right side of things,
Jesus called out to him, Again.
He is So Faithful, Our Lord.
And this time, Peter recognized his need.
He needed Jesus.
Jesus has already been making the breakfast Peter was frantically trying to catch.
It’s the same for you and I this morning.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus has already made breakfast.
Recognize His Voice and come and Dine.
He yearns to reestablish your footing and direct you from here.
Let today be the day you right side some things.