Thursday: 6th September, 2018
Reference text: Luke 5:1-11
Luke 5:2,3a And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s,
The concept of probability deals with chances: hence, using a principle often employed by economists ‘all things being equal’, when any two people compete for the very same thing, from the word go, the odds of any one of them attaining that which they battle is 50%. Just like the chances of getting a head in a single coin toss ‘all things being equal’ is 1 out of 2. But with God, those probabilities do not come into effect.
The events surrounding Jesus’ decision to enter Simon’s boat will all but suggest the action of probabilities, so will we call that a 50:50 chance or say Simon just got lucky? From the narrative, Jesus caught sight of two boats at the same time: each close enough to the shore and with the fishermen of both boats out washing their nets. Yet, the boat He managed or chose to get into was that of Simon.
My dear, Jesus did not ‘just’ jump into Simon’s boat because God does not just move! Or rather, He does not move without a plan! In fact, the only reason He is at work and doing what He is doing now is because a plan is already in place for your life. It’s neither a coincidence, nor is it an accident, instead it is a fulfilment and an execution of the blueprint that has been laid out for your life.
Remember # when God starts moving mightily in your situation, just know that it’s time for Him to.