Most of us that have been in church know the story of Peter.
Peter was out finishing a long day of fishing when Jesus hijacked his boat and began to teach a crowd from it. After Jesus gets done teaching, he tells Peter to go out into deeper water.
Peter, having just finished a long day on the job, argues with Jesus a little, but eventually decides to do what he’s told. After they get in deeper water, Peter is told to lower his net.
Peter, once again, argues with Jesus. Peter had to be thinking, “Dude, I do this for a living, this is what I do, I’ve had a long day today. I just wanna go home and sit in the recliner and watch some Duck Dynasty (Peter fished, he had to like hunting too, right??).
Finally, though, Peter lowers his net. Luke gives us a beautiful picture of what happened. Peter caught so many fish that his net could hardly hold them all and the boat started to sink from the weight.
Peter went from catching nothing, to more than he could handle.
Peter went from fishing to get by to fishing for eternity.
Peter bows down to Jesus and Jesus tells him…
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. – Luke 5:10-11
That moment with Jesus changed Peter’s everything.
It changed Peter’s mission.
It changed Peter’s priorities.
It changed Peter’s everyday.
It changed his life.
Jesus saw what meeting Jesus could do and it changed him.
Has Jesus changed you?
Does jesus change the way you go to work?
Does Jesus changed the mission you live with?
Does Jesus change the way you interact with people?
Does Jesus change the way you lead?
It did for Peter. It changed his very livelihood.
Jesus swept Peter off of his feet.
Praying he does us as well.