‘Simon Peter Said To Them, ‘I Am Going Fishing.” John 21:3
When Peter decided to go fishing that night, he may have been making decision to get away from everything and go back to where he first met the Lord. That’s a good move! When you get discouraged you’ll either go back to the one who can save, keep and satisfy, or you’ll go back to whatever was going on in your life before you met Him. That’s not a good move! Peter fished all that night and caught nothing. There’s a lesson there for you.
God said to the church in Revelation: “You have persevered…and have laboured for My name’s sake and…not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works’ (Revelation 2:3-5). Has your love for God grown cold? If yes, you have to go back to where you first met Him, to seek Him again like you did before you’d heard so much and seen so much, before the pressure of life won you down. ‘But I’m just doing the work of the Lord, ‘ you say. Busyness and barrenness go hand in hand together. It’s possible to look like a saint in the court of Babylon, yet be a backslider in the court of Zion. Three times Jesus asked Peter, ‘Do you love me?’ Finally Peter said, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know (the extent to which) I love You’ (John 21:17). Oswald Chambers said, ‘Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus, is service to Him. ‘ Think about it