Saturday: 30th November, 2019
Reference text: Matthew 4:18-22
Matthew 4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
These days, it is rather easy to go viral for different reasons. However, all these viral videos seem to have one underlying facet- they are usually out of the ordinary. Regardless of how normal they may appear, one often can’t help but acknowledge elements of ‘extraordinary’, definable in different ways, evident.
In the Gospel, Jesus walks up to two brothers who were casting their net because ‘they were fishermen’. That is what they do hence, casting nets should not gather any particular attention. In fact, very few people have their interest peaked when this action is observed. Nonetheless, when Jesus steps up to them, he says ‘look, I will take you with you net casting skills and make you catch men’. Now, that would be out of the ordinary.
Beloved, even though all our skills and abilities have been given by God, we begin to step into and walk in the realms of extraordinary when we understand what partnership with God really means. When He is the one channeling those talents for His purpose and His will, attention is drawn to us. What is ordinary to everyone else, becomes a trademark of ours.
This is what I communicate: God is not satisfied leaving things at ordinary- He is more of a stand out kind-of-guy. Not preferring the ordinary mix in with the crowd and blend in approach, but relishes unique and the a one-of-a-kind alternative.
Sweetheart, there is nothing ordinary about you, not when you walk with an extraordinary God.