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<< Thursday, September 2, 1999 >>
 
Colossians 1:9-14
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Psalm 98 Luke 5:1-11
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OFF-SHORE DRILLING

 
"Pull out a short distance." —Luke 5:3
 

Before Jesus commanded Simon to "put out into deep water" (Lk 5:4), He "asked him to pull out a short distance from the shore" (Lk 5:3). There Jesus "continued to teach the crowds from the boat" (Lk 5:3). We need to spend some time hearing God's word to have faith (see Rm 10:17) deep enough to "put out into deep water." The Lord has "much more to tell" us, but we "cannot bear it now" (Jn 16:12). However, when the Holy Spirit teaches us God's word (see Jn 14:26) and produces the fruit of faith in our lives (Gal 5:22), we will be ready to hear God's word, obey it, and abide in it (Jn 8:31). Then we will know the depth of Christ's love (Eph 3:18).

When we humbly welcome God's word in our hearts (Jas 1:21), the Lord will feed us not only with milk but with meat (Heb 5:13-14; 1 Cor 3:2). When we are faithful in small things, the Lord will entrust us with greater things (Lk 16:10). When we put out a little into the shallow water where we hear His word, we are preparing to plunge into "the breadth and length and height and depth of Christ's love" (Eph 3:18). Hear God's word; take the plunge.

 
Prayer: Father, give me the experience of the morning of Pentecost so that I can live the afternoon of Pentecost. May 120 Christians lead 3,000 into Your kingdom today (see Acts 1:15; 2:41).
Promise: "Ever since we heard this we have been praying for you unceasingly and asking that you may attain full knowledge of His will through perfect wisdom and spiritual insight." —Col 1:9
Praise: Mary faithfully begins her day by reading and praying the Scriptures for daily Mass.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, February 22, 1999
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 24, 1999
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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