Wednesday, July 09, 2008


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Luke 5:4-5 - "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.""


Obedience
"But because you say so..."

Faith
"But because you say so..."


Honor
"But because You say so..."


Love
"But because You say so..."


He had fished all night and didn't catch a thing. He was a fisherman by trade. He knew the water. But he also knew his Savior. "But because you say so..." Simon listened to the Savior and *together* they caught so many fish the nets began to break. Had to have help to haul them all in.


He was willing. Willing to have obedience, faith, honor and love.

May I be as obedient, faithful, honoring and loving as Simon Peter was, and simply respond to Christ with, "But because you say so, I will do it."

And may I remember I am never alone. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are with me, helping me together to do whatever I am told.

14 comments:

Lisa (Morning Rose) said...

"Because you say so" displays a beautiful faith. Great and challenging verse for us today.

lori said...

I LOVE those words..."Because YOU say so..." what a perfect reminder...I LOVE that image of the boat...
I'm taking it with me!

peace,
lori

Jenny said...

I remember growing up hearing "Because I said so" from my parents. It always had a negative connotation to me.

I try to not use that tooooo often with my kids (although, there are some times when it's the only appropriate answer!) But, this post has me thinking about that same idea turned on it's head!

Great reminder. That's all the reason we need to be obedient.

Dawn said...

Wow what a wonderful remider! I love the passage and the picture!

ellen b said...

I'll have to write that on my forehead. " But Because You Say so"
Blessings...

Kristi said...

wow! Thanks for sharing that today.

amydeanne said...

hehe, so i shouldn't feel bad when i say that to my kids? lol

Great post! i love it!

Natalie said...

Thank you for visiting me. I love meeting new people and finding special things in common...I love sweet tea, too! :)

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

One of my very first posts ever was on this same passage of Scripture and what stuck out to me was the phrase, "Because you say so."

Thanks for the reminder and the challenge to have a heart that is willing to say those same words!

Thanks for your visit to My Quiet Corner some time back and the comment you left! Please know you are welcome anytime! :-)

alihsee said...

What a challenge for me to be obedient to God's direction! Thank you & happy WFW!

Cheryl said...

Laurie Ann ~

Great photo/scripture, along with your words.

Happy WFW!

We are thrilled by the news today, as you can imagine! God has definitely been working!

Cheryl

Nancie said...

Amen! Precious verses and lovely picture. Thanks for sharing your heart with us. Sweet reminder to be obedient to our Lord. May He guide us in His ways. Thanks for sharing. Blessed WFW!

Denise said...

Such beautiful verses.

God Chaser said...

thank you so much for this verse and teching . It so falls in with my study last evening which I had to ask myself if I was willing and had to identify those areas in which I had not been wilingly to submit and let go. Today your words Becasue you said so makes me take another look and make some decisons about this walk with God.
Thank you Holy Spirit.