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    “The Messiah was teaching the multitudes from a boat on the Sea of Galilee.  He turned to His disciple Simon and said, ‘Launch out into the deep, and let your nets out for a catch.’  So they did.  They caught so many fish that their nets began to break.  What do you see in that?”  asked the teacher.

    “It’s wise to listen to the Messiah,” I replied.

    “Yes, but what did He tell them to do?”

    “To launch out into the deep and…”

    “To launch out in the deep.  That’s it right there…to launch out into the deep.”

    “What does it mean?” I asked.

    “It means that the fish weren’t in the shallow waters.”

    “But what does it mean to us?”

    “It means that your blessings aren’t in the shallow waters either.”

    “I still don’t get it.”

    “The blessings of God aren’t found in the shallow waters.  You won’t find them in the shallow waters of faith.  They don’t swim there.”

    H paused for a moment as if to think, then continued.

    “There are many who call themselves by Messiah’s name, but most dwell only in the shallow waters.  They stay by the shore.  They stay near that which is familiar and comfortable.  They never fully leave the old ways, the old life.  So they only know the shallow waters of God.  Others who are called by His Name never fully launch out.  They never enter the deep.  They believe, but with a shallow faith.  They read the Scriptures, but only get into the shallow of the Word, the surface, the letter.  They pray but only in the shallow of prayer.  They never allow themselves to enter the deep of prayer.  They never allow themselves the time.  And they know of God’s love, but they never get into the deep of His love.  As a result, they never know the deep blessings that God has for them.  But if you want the blessings of God, you must leave the shallow and launch out away from the shore, away from its distractions, away from the old and the familiar, and into the deep…into the deep waters of faith, the deep waters of His presence, the deep of His Word, the deep of worship, the deep of His joy, the deep of His voice, the deep of His Spirit, and the deep of His heart.  That’s where your blessings are waiting and will be found.”

    “And miracles?”  I asked.

    “Miracles so big that your net will break…in the deep waters of God.”

    The Mission:  Launch out into the deep waters of God today.  And there let down your net that it might break with His blessings.

    Genesis 49:25; Luke 5:4-11; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13

    Cahn, Jonathan. “Into the Deep.” The Book of Mysteries. Lake Mary, FL: FrontLine, 2016. Day 48. Print.
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    "Baruch haba ba'Shem Adonai !"
    "Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the LORD !"

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