Glenn’s Meal 08-10-13

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Good morning and praise the Lord for mercy and grace in our lives, regardless of what the situation may look or feel like, He is always in the mist of things. I had a long dream last night about the battle over good and evil. The Holy Spirit let me know that it was a glimpse of the last battle; peace was restored forever because we win! The message today is an example of what happens when God give us a task that we in our feeble minds think is impossible.


Father, You are our rock and our salvation. In You we trust. In You we have faith. In You we have hope. In You we have comfort. In You are all things made good. In You we have life eternal. In You we have undying love. Thank You, thank You, thank You. In Jesus’ name we pray and praise You, Amen.

Let’s Eat.

“You Want Me to Do What?”

…”Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” – John 21:6

How many of you reading this message have ever had the Holy Spirit speak something for you to do in your spirit and you either speak or think “you want me to do what?” How crazy does that sound? Questioning the Lord about something he requested?

The disciples were fishing. It was after Jesus had been crucified. Peter had gone through his most agonizing moment in which he had denied Jesus three times. He had lost a friend. No doubt he probably wondered whether the last three years were a dream. What now?

Peter had been prepared three years, but he was not going out to preach; he was going fishing. He had returned to his trade of days gone by. He had a level of experience with Jesus that no other human on earth can boast. This was the third encounter he was about to have with Jesus after His resurrection. Jesus looked to Peter and John in their boat and made a suggestion.

“Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some” (John 21:6).

Now, if you are as seasoned in your fishing as these guys were, wouldn’t you be a bit irritated if a stranger suggested that you simply put your nets over the other side to catch some fish? Yet we find that they took this stranger’s advice. Once they were obedient, the Lord revealed Himself.

When they followed Jesus’ advice, the catch was enormous – 153 fish in total. In most cases such a haul would have broken the net. Jesus invited them to have breakfast with Him – fish and bread; He had already started the fire. I can only imagine that this scene would resemble some buddies going out and camping together.

There is so much that we are to learn in this passage about God’s ways. As a believer, we must understand that after we have spent years with Jesus, this doesn’t always mean we must leave our professions in order to fully follow Jesus. Peter went back to his profession – fishing. It was here that Jesus asked him a simple question: Do you love Me and will you feed My sheep? He didn’t say to Peter, “Fishing is a waste of time for you now, Peter.” This recommissioning was in the area of his original calling – his work. We need not feel that we must go to the “mission field” to please Jesus. Our work is our mission field. We must, however, make a paradigm shift in our thinking about our place in the work world. We must have an overriding sense of mission and ministry that comes out of that work. This is what is meant when we say that we must all be circumcised before we can enter the Promised Land. When this happens, we can expect to see God fill the nets with His blessings. He wants to do this because He now owns the net, and He can trust us to manage it.


“Before we look at how we make Jesus Lord, we need to see what it is we mean when we talk about lordship. To make Jesus Lord of our life means to surrender control of every area of our life to Him. We come under His authority. His authority is supreme over our authority. We start taking orders from Him – we do what He tells us to do. That’s what lordship is – Christ reigning as supreme authority over our life. Making Jesus Lord of our life is not something passive. It’s not a state of being, it’s a state of doing. Those whom Jesus recognizes as His own are those who do the will of His Father in heaven.”

Keith Green

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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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