7 Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. (NLT)
Everyone loves to get rewards. We love those reward points we get on purchases. Businesses have learned that it is a great way to motivate people to repeat an action. Think about how you feel every time you eat your favorite dessert. Ever go to get a second piece because you want to feel that incredible emotion of satisfaction? We all have.
The disciples obey the voice from the shore, and they got the biggest haul of their life for it. It was a miracle. It didn’t make sense, and it shouldn’t have worked that well.
We give God our insurmountable problems to solve. There is no sin in that. But what happens next is just as crucial as giving Him the problem. What does He want you to do? Wait? Seek Him more? Keep living? Pray more? Sacrifice?
All through the Bible, there are actions that God asks of people. They are called acts of faith.
Naaman dipping in the river seven times.
The blind man washing his eyes of mud in the pool of Siloam.
The lame man extending his hand to Peter and John.
In each situation, they were healed. What is God asking you to do now?
Pray: Dear Jesus, I give you my needs, now what do You want me to do next? I’m listening. In Jesus' Name, I pray - Amen.