This morning I am studying in Luke 5 where it tells about Simon and the other fishermen working all night and catching nothing. Can only imagine how tired they all were, when they see Jesus and He tells them basically to start over, continue on! This reminds me of the times I have prayed and prayed and seemed nothing was happening. They continue casting their nets, this time on the right side. The catch was so abundant that the net broke and they had to call for help. The same happens when we trust and pray, knowing the Christ is right here and seeing blessings all around. Luke 5:9 reads “For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.”
The same happens after we have planted a seed. It may look as nothing is happening and then, we spot a sprout!
Many years ago I sold gold jewelry and my first purchase found gold at $100 an ounce. During the years gold went up to almost $2,000 an ounce. It was sold through home parties, fund raisers and gifts through Board Rooms at large corporations and was often very profitable. Trying to keep pricing competitive but also making a profit was quite tricky and at times, impossible. There were times I would almost sell out of my inventory which was good, but more expensive to replace certain items. Then, I would have to think about pricing increases. At that time, it would have never occurred to me to pray about this, but still God looked after me.
It took years before realizing my Good comes from God and I certainly could not outline humanly my profit margins. Gratitude is expressed daily and is foremost in my thoughts as I glance back and see my every human need has been met by God and I know it will continue to be. Thank you, Father.
Psalm 105:4 states “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek His face always.”