Daily Read - 2 Samuel 19:11-20:13; John 21:1-25; Psalm 120:1-7; Proverbs 16:16-17
They said to him, "We are going with you also. "They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No." And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
How much better to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
At no other time in history is it more important to seek after and obey the wisdom of the Lord than now. With world systems shaking and economic foundations falling apart before our eyes, it is critical we fix our eyes on the solid rock of our faith, Jesus Christ.
When the world leaves us with no answers, He is the answer and has made the way of provision for us each day, if we will seek Him. We may not recognize His ways at first, but when we yield to the inner witness within our spirit and obey His instructions, we will walk in the "more than enough provision."
His wisdom far exceeds the wisdom of man and He will fill our nets with overflowing bounty in every area of our life. His ways are not confined and constricted to the natural, earth realm. Gold and silver will pass away, but His Word is eternal and secure. We can count on it!
Anything motivated by a spirit of fear produces absolutely nothing but lack. Wisdom is found in places of faith, not fear. In fact, a spirit of fear actually blinds and deafens us to the treasured strategies that God's wisdom provides. It paralyzes us keeping us bound in a state of worry, anxiety, and stress. It brings us into a place where that is all we can see and hear.
Turn off all voices that feed the fear of lack and tune into the voice of God who is the author and finisher of your faith. Refuse to give your ear or eye gate to anything other than to the wisdom of God. Man's wisdom must never usurp God's; therefore, we must always present everything before His council chambers. Regardless of what man says, we need to present all things before the Lord for His input.
Despite what happens in the world around us, Jesus has divine strategy that will maneuver each of us through every obstacle that the enemy throws our way. Christ lives in our future and no matter his good intentions, man's ability is limited when it comes to knowing our tomorrow. Man only sees in part, but God sees the entire picture.
You may have been fishing all night trying to find ways to pay bills, dig out of debt, and make ends meet, but Jesus has a way of coming into those "end of our selves"
moments to fill our nets with overflowing provision.
In this hour, will we yield to worldly wisdom or God's?
Is there really a choice?