July 21, 2012


Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:12 pm by Lisa Ritchey

English: Fisherman throwing a a cast net Neder...

English: Fisherman throwing a a cast net Nederlands: Foto. Visser tijdens het uitgooien van een werpnet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 5:1-6 KJV
(1) And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
(2) And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
(3) And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
(4) Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
(5) 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.
(6) And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.


What an awesome word this “nevertheless”.  It means that I see the situation and there is no possible way that this is going to work out for my good that I can see or even imagine, but in spite of that fact, I trust you, L__d, to know what is best for the Kingdom, so in spite of what I have been through, in spite of what I see, in spite of what I know, in spite of what I want, hope, believe, I will do what you say.

When we say, “Nevertheless” we are acknowledging that He is truly G_d.

It is soooo not always easy;  it is very, very often not convenient, but if He really, truly is Lord and master of your life that is what He will hear.

Four of the often hardest to say, yet most important words we will ever say are, “Nevertheless, L–d, I will.”

What if it costs you your friends?  Your job, home? 

English: Fish Net in Mira Portugal.

English: Fish Net in Mira Portugal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When we choose to live a truly sanctified life (one set apart for the glory and service of G-d) it will cost us.  We can not continue to watch the things we used to. The music that is not pleasing to G-d has to go. We can not continue to party and bar hop or get drunk and “carouse around” anymore.  We must truly live according to Bible standards and not those of the world.  We very well may have to give up people, things, places.  Let me assure you, though that the rewards are worth it.

What has He asked (told) you to give up to be closer to Him, to increase your anointing, to grow your ministry?

And what was your reply?  It is fine to say that you don’t want to, that it will be hard, that you don’t know how. As long as it is followed by



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