“Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night
and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so,
I will let down the nets.”

For the past few months, I have been chewing on this idea—4WordMovement. I kept reading the Word and noticing powerful statements composed of 4Words. So, indulge me as I put my thoughts on paper (well, on blog)! I share them because I really think you will be blessed too. Every time a 4Word phrase blazed out on the page, I thought, “Wow, I could spend a lifetime trying to live this little phrase!” Tonight, as I was listening to my friend, Mary, share at our Small Group Youth Meeting, she shared with us how the Lord had challenged her this week with a small portion of scripture, found in Luke 5:1-11, especially verse 5. It reads:

“One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water,and let down the nets for a catch. Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets. When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!’ For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,  and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.’ So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.”


Simon’s utter abandon to obey Christ’s command is moving. At first, he seems a bit hesitant—which gives me hope—but then takes a deep breath and obeys. Things turn out so much better when we obey God. Why do we hesitate? Is it human nature? Is it defiance or stubbornness? Perhaps we just get tired. Peter had been working hard all night. 
How would you fill in the blank today? Lord, because you say so, I will ___________________________. Have you been working really hard, casting your nets without any visible return? Well, today, its time for 4WORD MOVEMENT! Transform these four little words, “BECAUSE YOU SAY SO” into your heart’s cry. Wait for Jesus’ direction. He will tell you when to fish, where to cast the net, and on top of all that will fill you with courage, faith and JOY!


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