with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
March 20
And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
John 21:6
Think about this, you who have been toiling, working, wondering when it’s going to happen. Success for these disciples was only a boat’s width away. Three, perhaps four feet from one side of the boat to the other — that’s how close they were to success in this fishing endeavor. And you might be just three, four feet away from seeing success happen in your life, in your ministry, in your occupation. How do you move the three or four feet that make all the difference?

‘Mr. Getty,’ asked an eager young man, ‘what’s the secret of success?’ ‘It’s very simple,’ answered the billionaire. ‘Rise early, work late ... and strike oil.’

How do you strike oil? How do you find success? You do what Jesus says. Listen to what He’s telling you in your heart. Perhaps He’s been dealing with you, speaking to you, but you’ve thought His direction doesn’t relate to the challenge you face or the endeavor you’ve undertaken.

The disciples could have said, ‘We’ve been fishing all night. We’re experts. What do three feet have to do with anything?’ But when they did what He said, they were immediately on the right side.

So too, you might be real close to success in the best sense of the word. All you have to do is decide to obey what God has told you to do. It’s not mystical. It’s not difficult. It’s just a matter of saying, ‘Lord, You’ve been telling me in my heart, placing on my mind that I am to do a certain thing and I now, by Your grace, am purposing to do it.’

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.If you would like your own copy of "A Days Journey" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.