Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
In Luke 5 we see Peter made his boat available. Jesus got into it, Jesus told Peter what to do and where to cast his nets, there was a huge catch of fish and what was Peter’s response?
“Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
That’s where Jesus found me. Pulled up on the shores of life, after spending all night in my own strength, doing what I thought I knew to be best. And as I contemplated if I should waste my time on washing my dirty nets again…I looked up and saw Jesus standing there…and He wanted to climb into my boat.
I made my life available, and Jesus climbed in. He has done and continues to do the miraculous, the supernatural in and around my life…I was blind, but now I can see. God has called me out of darkness and transferred me into the Kingdom of His dear Son. And I have found out one thing…that as I grow in my understanding of who He is, and in light of who He is, and watching what He is doing in and through me, it makes me painfully aware of who I really am. I fall so miserably short in so many areas of my life and in others lives…and I feel like saying to the Lord Jesus, as I crawl backwards over the miraculous things He has done and continues to do in my life…“Get away from me, Lord, I’ll only taint Your reputation.”
And He says, “Do you trust Me?” (If you do, then you’ll walk in simple obedience to do the things I ask you, thereby proving you trust Me.”)
How is He teaching from your boat?