6And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some. So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. (John 21:1-6)


This wasn’t the first time Jesus performed this miracle. When He first called these disciples to follow Him, He did the same thing. They had been fishing all night and had no fish. There was no logical reason why casting the net one more time on either side of the boat would make any difference. But in obedience they did it anyway. On both occasions they caught a multitude of fish!

There are many parallels between the miraculous catch of fish and our lives. Most people basically do the same things. They try to be productive and raise good families, but there’s a world of difference between doing it in our own strength and doing it in the Word of the Lord.

These disciples were in the same place, using the same net, but the difference was the interjection of God’s Word mixed with their faith in it and obedience to it. The difference between acting on God’s Word and doing our own thing isn’t in the action itself but in our heart attitude.

You may have done everything you know to do without receiving the results you desire, but have you stepped out in obedience to God’s Word? What does the Lord have to say to you about your situation? Find out. Then obey it and expect miraculous results.