The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

As Peter let down his nets, he was astonished to catch an abundance of fish. Luke 5:“Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking. [1]

When we let our nets down and follow Jesus, He leads us to spiritual abundance. We see this demonstrated in the book of Acts chapter three when Peter and John are going to the temple for prayer. There at the temple gate a crippled man was begging for money.

Acts 3:Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, get up and walk!” Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened.[2]

What did Peter give him? What he had, an overflow of spiritual abundance. The man was healed in the name of Jesus. As believers we can share our spiritual abundance with others. We can share the love of Christ by our words and deeds. We can be prayer intercessors for those in need. By living out the Christian life with the Lord’s help, we can be an instrument in the Lord’s hand to build His Kingdom.

The world looks at abundance in the terms of gold and silver, but God does not think like man. As you share your spiritual abundance with others, it takes the focus yourself and places it on the source, Jesus. Jesus wants to bestow a spiritual abundance on you, and it begins with your relationship with Him. The natural overflow of your relationship with Jesus is spiritual abundance. Where is the Lord encouraging you to share your spiritual abundance? As you pray for opportunities don’t be surprised who the Lord brings into your life.

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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