Russ Scott’s Wednesday Devotional

I keep telling Russ that he needs his own web presence. He assures me that he’s working on it. In the meantime, I rent this space to him every Wednesday for the price of a brand new Bugatti. I never cash the check, and Russ doesn’t actually have the money, so it works out.

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The Ask: to the readers, please see the tip jar links information after the devotion. Thank you kindly. 😇
The Devotion: the biblical story of Jesus instructing Peter to cast his net again is a well known story. To refresh your memory. 
“When he [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out [launch] into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’” (Luke 5:4). “And Simon answered, ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.'” (5:5). “For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,..” (5:9). “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” (5:10-11).
The most experienced Galilean fishermen knew that fishing during the night brought a choice [blessed] harvest from the sea. Yet, during the morning hours, when others were cleaning and repairing their nets, Jesus instructed Peter to stop scrubbing and mending his net and re-enter the water. Per Jesus’ instruction (and most likely having to ignore the teasing and snarky comments of other fishermen and friends), Peter returned to the water and dropped his net. In obedience, Peter followed Jesus’ instruction. In turn, the Lord provided an over-abundance of harvest. Peter and those fishing with him were astonished at the great haul they pulled in. God gave Peter instruction and Peter followed the instruction. It was  Peter’s time to listen and trust God. In doing so, Peter witnessed a life changing moment in which Peter would do greater things for God.
Is it time for you to trust, listen, and go deeper with God into your destiny all while ignoring the naysayers? ♡
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I'm a conservative Christian author who's been happily married for over 30 years. I am a Veteran of the United States Navy, Naval Security Group. I speak a few languages, I have an absurd sense of humor and I'm proud to be an American.

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