Does the phrase, “from now on” do anything for you? Well, before I attended Living Proof Live Conference, last month in Baltimore, MD, that phrase didn’t mean much to me either. But since I have been home, I think about it a lot.
You know the familiar story in Luke 5:1-10. Peter and his crew were out fishing all night with no fish to show for when they returned to shore. Jesus came to the edge of the Sea of Galilee and asked them to take him out in their boat to teach the people from the waters. When Jesus was done teaching, He asked Peter, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Peter’s response was one of question, “We worked hard all night and caught nothing. But I will do as you say.” When they did this, they caught so many fish that their nets began to break and they needed the help of their partners in the other boat. All the men were in amazement of what happened before their very eyes…….and here it is….Jesus’ response, Luke 5:10b “Do not fear, from now on, you will be catching men.”
Jesus took ordinary men and used them for extraordinary work – fishermen by trade became, from now on, fishers of men.
What or where has God taken you from now on? You were once what _________? And from now on you are __________?
Ladies, from now on, each of you are a princess, a part of royalty of the King, King Jesus. God now sees you through the eyes of Christ and presents you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach. (Col. 1:22)
From now on you are who God called you to be…….a child of God, adopted, co-heirs with Jesus Christ and in Him you have been made complete. (Col. 2:10)
Do not lie to one another since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him. Colossians 3:10
From now on live in the light of God and walk in a manner worthy of His calling. Be all that He called you to be.
Journeying with Him,