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‘Launch out into the deep.’ Luke 5:4 NKJV

Dr Robert Schuller’s hobbies include raising koi fish. Asked why some grow big while others stay small, he replied, ‘If a koi fish lives in a small tank it will never grow longer than five or six centimetres. In a larger pond they can grow up to 25 centimetres long-in ponds the size of mine they’ll get to be 45 centimetres long-but if they live in a huge lake where they can swim and stretch, they can grow up to a metre long. The size of the pond determines the size of the fish. Similarly, little ideas in little-thinking minds produce little achievements. But little ideas embraced by big-thinking minds produce enormous achievements.’ Jesus said, ‘According to your faith be it unto you.’ (Matthew 9:29 KJV) The size of your faith and your vision determines the outcome of your idea. Edison had to install electric lights for free in an office building before anyone even came to look at them. The first sewing machine invented was destroyed by a mob in France. Morse waited for ten years before the world showed any interest in his telegraph. And when the idea of travelling by railroad was introduced, people scoffed because it was widely believed that travelling at 50 kph stopped blood circulation in the human body. Ronald E. Osborn said, ‘Undertake something difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try something beyond what you have already mastered, you’ll never grow.’ You attain in direct proportion to what you attempt, which is why Jesus said to His disciples: ‘Launch out into the deep.’

SoulFood: Judges 16:1-19:15, Mark 14:66-72, Ps 48, Pr 13:2-3

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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