YOU ARE READING TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL WITH REV. KEN ESEKHAIGBE
EASTER MONDAY APRIL 16TH 2017
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. Luke 5:5
Instructions are our life, and the ones we have obeyed or disobeyed have played a major role on the outcome and experiences we’ve had in life. In the world today, we find so many, even Christians ready to carry out their Doctors instructions, lawyers instructions and it goes on and on.
While all that is okay, it is important to understand that the source of the best instructions for our lives is the word of God. Sometimes we respond faster to the doctor’s instructions than we are ready to respond to Gods instructions and it shouldn’t be so. Our opening scripture exposes to us the case of Simon Peter who had toiled all night, tried with all the skills he had but caught nothing. He probably must have used all the skills his instructor gave him, yet he caught nothing.
In today’s world this can be likened to a man who has tried all he can to go further in his business and has used all he learnt in school from his instructors or from his masters yet no progress. Like Simon, all such a person needs is just a word from God. At the instruction of Jesus, Peter tried again on the same sea where it had not worked and suddenly he made so great a catch that he needed partners to help him with the catch. Thank God he listened and obeyed the words of Jesus.
It could be in the area of health, you may have tried so many doctors or physicians to no avail, what you need is God’s word concerning that situation. Just like in the case of Naaman, one instruction from Prophet Elisha which he reluctantly obeyed brought about his healing from leprosy.
There is actually no need for struggle in life if we will just hearken to Gods instructions to us through His word or through His servant sent into our lives. Be quick to obey the instructions of your man of God in any area of life, when God leads you through His spirit to carry out certain instructions, they may seem naturally unwise but your obedience to that simple instruction could be the key to your next miracle. Have a great day.
FURTHER STUDY: 2KINGS 5: 1-15
CONFESSION: Father in heaven, I thank you for your word to me today. I trust completely in your instructions and declare that I submit to every word of instruction from you that I receive through your word and your Servant whom you sent to my life. Amen.