The Father’s heart is calling now to those who feel like they are HIDDEN or ISOLATED. These have felt confined by those closest to them or even by themselves. Those who have felt ABANDONED or REJECTED or have even RUN AWAY. Those with trauma needing to be healed.
“You have modeled parts of Me after what you have experienced from people. But I Am altogether a different kind of being. You have not experienced My care. You know not how I behave. You are still becoming attuned to My voice, with so much more of My language to learn.
Let Me show you that loneliness isn’t safety. You feel the pull of your heart to follow Me deeper, but your experience tells you no. The only thing I ask is your obedience. Go in the direction I lead you...despite if you’ve tried it before...despite if it feels difficult...despite your worries of wasting your time. Let ME show you how I operate. Let Me show you how I am not like those who hurt you. Let Me lead you to your heart being filled in abundance.”
When Jesus asked Simon to cast his nets out again, Simon had just cast his nets out all night and caught nothing. Not to mention fishing was his trade, so what logical chance did this stranger have of knowing something he- a local and expert- didn’t. Yet he trusted enough to do it again. The result was overflow. If the Lord has been speaking to you about letting your guardedness down and He is now confirming it, then it’s time to give Him trust and take that step of OBEDIENCE DESPITE YOUR EXPERIENCE. And watch how that little step of obedience returns as an overflowing reward of abundance.
“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.”
Luke 5:4-7 NIV
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.””
Luke 6:38 NIV
“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:11 NIV