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1325th -- Cast Out The Net


The greatest thing that we could ever do with our life is to surrender our will to the Lord. So many people today think that they can do it all in their own strength. They falsely believe that they are self-sufficient, self reliant and with their independence they can do anything. That is one of the greatest lies the devil has instilled within the minds of men and women around the world. In the short years that I have lived, I have been reminded time and again that with my own strength I can accomplish nothing. I will always be found wanting whether in wisdom, application or execution. I will always falter and fail in one way or another, but when I surrender my will and allow the Lord’s will to be done I will have the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit who knows all things in all places at all times. (Matthew 7:21-29) (Isaiah 30:21)

No matter how independent you may feel, I encourage you to trust the Lord. He can do things with our life that we can never do. One inspirational thought from the Lord can take our life in a direction that we never imagined would be possible. I have learned that God is able to do more with those who are already broken. Those who have heavy burdens, those who have been in the fire for far too long are more easily moldable to be used of God to do His good pleasures. That is why I love the Scripture that the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:10 “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (Proverbs 8:12) (Job 23:10-12)

I encourage you to always remember and keep in mind that with God all things are possible. We will always have better results when we are in communion with the Lord. I pray that you see your need for the Lord’s wisdom and find it beneficial for your life to surrender your will and allow God’s will to take place in your life. The Lord will do more than we can ever think or imagine for ourselves. I hope that you will try the Lord and see if what I say is true. (Isaiah 55:6-9) (Psalm 16:8-11)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be obedient in your walk with the Lord above all things and see the great things that He will do through your life.


Very early in life (almost from birth) we are trained to be successful according to the world's definition of success. We are driven by goals and accomplishments from the day we take our first steps and ride our first bike. As we grow older, we are pressured to accumulate knowledge and “things” in order to prove our success.

In our Christian walk, Jesus calls us to a new definition of success - one determined not by what we accomplish, but by our obedience. The disciples walked and talked with Jesus, but they still faced many challenges with faith and obedience. One morning after fishing all night without a catch, Jesus called from the shore. John 21:6 “He said, 'Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some {fish}.' When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”

The disciples were successful that morning. But we must understand that the large number of fish did not define their success. They would have been successful even if the nets remained empty. They were successful the moment they were obedient and threw out the net. One thousand years earlier, King Saul was told to “attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them,” (1 Samuel 15:3). But Saul allowed the Amalekite king and the best livestock to survive. He tried to cover His disobedience by saying the calves and lambs were for a sacrifice to God. “But Samuel replied: 'Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.'” (1 Samuel 15:22)

In any task we undertake for God, it's easy to become discouraged by our apparent lack of success. We often feel inadequate - and those feelings increase when our goals seem to be elusive. But we must remember, the outcome of the task is secondary to our obedience. God doesn't need our "fish" - He wants our devotion and trust. He desires that we love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Let's take our eyes off of the accomplishment of the “catch” and what we can produce. Rather, let's focus on walking each step according to His leading. Let's concentrate all of our effort on obeying His call to cast out the net.

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus declares
“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.”

Psalm 139:1-6 “O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”

Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”

Psalm 37:23-25 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust...”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: AFTER THE RAIN
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Today's Selected Testimony: RESCUED FROM DEPRESSION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony37.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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