Do Not be Afraid

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Awhile back, the angel asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel Readings for the day. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 5:1-11. With an angel guided message behind it.

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening
to the word of God,
he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.
He saw two boats there alongside the lake;
the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.
Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon,
he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore.
Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,
“Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Simon said in reply,
“Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing,
but at your command I will lower the nets.”
When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish
and their nets were tearing.
They signaled to their partners in the other boat
to come to help them.
They came and filled both boats
so that the boats were in danger of sinking.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said,
“Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him
and all those with him,
and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee,
who were partners of Simon.
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid;
from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore,
they left everything and followed him.

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When Jesus entered the boat of Simon, the Holy Spirit revealed to Simon that Jesus was Lord.  Simon didn’t hesitate in trusting Jesus’ words. In fact , he lifted up his concern first , stating that they had been out all night but hadn’t caught a thing-but ended with “at your command, I will lower the nets”

Lifting up all concern, acting in faith and trusting Jesus, the Most High with God the Father produces miracles. God’s works are nothing to be compared to. Lifting up concern to God and Jesus is what they would like for us to do. Nothing is impossible to God and when you lift up concern with a sincere heart asking for God’s Assistance, you are going to receive the Highest possible blessing. God is abundant . Not only did he provide for their physical need , but Jesus went a step further and appointed Simon Apostle of Christ.  God answers prayers without hesitancy. In trusting him and the Lord, His favor is without measure for those who seek him, trust in Him and have faith in His Son

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