In Luke ch. 5 we read of a dilemma that Peter and his fishermen employees had: they had caught no fish. After working all night their nets were still empty. Peter lent his boat to Jesus to preach from it to the multitude on shore, then he told Peter to drop the nets again and when he did, the nets were so full, they were breaking with the great number of fish. In fact verse 7 says the called for other ships to come and the boats were so full they were sinking! The disciples wanted to fill their nets, but the Lord did something greater: He filled their boats! Ephesians 3:20 says, that he is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Lord, fill my nets! No my child, I’m going to fill your boats! The blessing poured out to other boats too. Maybe in the empty nets of whatever your need is, God’s preparing you for something greater than what you’re thinking or asking for. This is pastor Roy, yes the Lord can meet your needs by filling your nets, but take the limits off and let him do something greater than what you ask or think. He has greater plans than we can imagine. You are more than a conqueror!
In Isaiah chapter 6; God was looking for a man to send to speak His word. The prophet was there but felt unqualified because as verse 5 says, “I am a man of unclean lips” was he a liar? Did he cuss, or maybe gossip? He obviously had a problem saying unclean things and believed God couldn’t use him because of this. The next verses say an angel took a live coal from the altar of God and put it on his lips to purge his sin. Then he was able to be used by God and speak His word. Do unclean things come out of your mouth sometimes? If so; this doesn’t disqualify you from being used by God; Like Isaiah you need the fire of God to cleanse your lips. Ask Him to forgive you and anoint your lips with His words not yours. Isaiah went on to be a great man used by God to deliver His message and God will use you too. This is Pastor Roy, today the fire that cleanses away your sin and purifies your lips is the Holy Spirit. When he touches your lips, your words will help, edify and encourage people with God’s word instead of being destructive and offensive. You are more than a conqueror.
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