From the above scripture, Peter as a fisherman, was so frustrated when he went fishing until Jesus used his boat. He was a confused business man who did not know what next to do. Jesus met him and said, Give me your boat. He needed the platform to stand and preach. In my study, I discovered that you attract more blessings when you are a giver than a receiver. This is because, God rewards your labour of love.
After using it to preach, He turned Peter’s captivity. God cannot use you and you end up being useless. God used his boat and the same business man who did not have any breakthrough had a net breaking encounter. The moment Peter gave Jesus his boat, He used the boat to change Peter’s life. You cannot give God your life and your story remain the same. For instance, Bible says in John 14:21 (KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Now you see that; Commitment born out of love is the secret for all time manifestation. Love plus commitment equals manifestations. If you love God and you are committed to that love, then you manifest His glory. Love is not in singing it; it is not in writing it but in doing it. It should show that you love God in your lifestyle, then no devil can stop you. Make sure that you are holy in your lifestyle and also be involved in the expansion of the kingdom of God, kingdom prayers, soul winning, and so on.
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So, everything you do or sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel isn’t only recorded, the Lord also rewards you for it. Remember, he had toiled all night and caught nothing. But suddenly, he had so much, just because of what He did for the Master. What sacrifices have you made for the sake of the Gospel? It could be your time, money, family, friends and relationships you gave up, whatever it is, God hasn’t forgotten. Your blessing isn’t deferred until you get to heaven. It begins here on earth. Peter didn’t receive his harvest of fishes in heaven; he got it on earth. Therefore, be assured that God rewards your labour of love.