Be consistent, finish strong!
For the month of January, I will be posting a series of articles based on my post from June 2016 called My Boat, His Platform. The premise of this devotional series is a commitment to His service while pursuing our purpose. More than ever, I am determined to let my vessel be a platform from which the Messiah is made visible, to be an example of his message of love and abundant life. As we pursue our purpose, let us lay the foundation of consistently being available for His service, equipped by His Word and Spirit to live a life of purpose, on purpose.
The articles are based on a study of Luke 5 (verses 1-11 is shown below). Various verses will be listed in each article. I encourage you to read the scriptures listed along with each article, and as a principle of study, go back to the chapter on which the article is based as many times as necessary, to capture the essence of the Word behind the principle being emphasized.
Finally, journaling has been a life-changing practice for me for over 10 years. I use my journal for prayers and to express my thoughts that are otherwise difficult to explain and analyze. Keeping a journal may be a great addition to your daily routine. I encourage you to use the guidelines at the end of each article to journal and/or to pray each day. Writing along this journey will help cement your commitment as we walk the path to His purpose and to achieving your goals in 2018.
Enjoy and do share the article and your comments as well. Be blessed and make your boat His platform – for His honor and praise.
Luke 5 New International Version (NIV)
5 One day as Yahshua (Jesus) was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of (Yahweh) God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Yahshua’s knees and said, “Go away from me, Master; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Yahshua said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
Join us for the next few weeks as we explore these verses and apply them to our lives!
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