Let us humbly fall at the feet of Jesus and surrender to His calling on our lives

May you have the humility and courage to fall at the feet of Jesus, trusting in His mercy and grace, and allowing Him to transform you for His glory.

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Happy Monday Saints.

Luke 5:8 “WHEN SIMON PETER SAW THIS, HE FELL AT JESUS’ KNEES AND SAID, ‘GO AWAY FROM ME LORD; I AM A SINFUL MAN.'”

In Luke 5:8, we witness a powerful moment of surrender and humility in the life of Simon Peter.

This pivotal moment occurred when Jesus performed a miraculous catch of fish after Peter had toiled all night without success. Overwhelmed by this miraculous sign of Jesus’ power and glory, Peter fell at Jesus’ knees and uttered the words, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”

Peter’s response to the divine presence of Jesus is a poignant reminder of the transformative power of encountering God’s glory.

In the light of Christ’s holiness, Peter became acutely aware of his own unworthiness and sinfulness.

His instinctive response was not to run away in fear or shame but to fall at the feet of Jesus in humility and surrender.

This act of humility and surrender is a crucial step in our journey of faith. Like Peter, when we come face to face with the majesty and grace of our Lord, we cannot help but recognise our own inadequacies and sinful nature. In those moments, our natural inclination may be to distance ourselves from God, feeling unworthy of His love and forgiveness. However, it’s precisely in those moments that we must follow Peter’s example and fall at the feet of Jesus, acknowledging our need for His mercy and grace.

Jesus’ response to Peter’s confession is one of mercy, reassurance, and calling. Instead of rejecting Peter, Jesus invites him to a higher purpose, saying, “Don’t be afraid; from now on, you will fish for people.”

In the same way, when we humbly acknowledge our sinfulness before God, He does not turn us away but calls us to a greater mission and purpose in His kingdom.

Today, as you reflect on Peter’s response in Luke 5:8, consider your own posture before God. Are you willing to humbly acknowledge your sinfulness and surrender to God’s call in your life?

May you have the humility and courage to fall at the feet of Jesus, trusting in His mercy and grace, and allowing Him to transform you for His glory.

Have a great week. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff