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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 9, 2019

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THURSDAY, May 9

Luke 5:4 When [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”

Lord, sometimes you call us into the deep where untold treasures dwell. For reasons of your own, you have us venture beyond where we have gone before, leaving behind things we have relied upon and sailing away from the shoreline. Faith’s journey requires us to get in the boat and leave behind everything we don’t need—so that faith might grow and grow us.

Come up higher, you say. Come out into the open air. Though you fear the heights, I will meet you there. Come out to where your feet no longer touch bottom and you no longer see dry land. Though you fear the depths, I will hold you up with my hand. I will meet you in the unknown.

Come when you discern my calling, though your way you cannot see, and know when I call, I am calling you closer to me.

MOVING FORWARD: Where is your net? Is Jesus asking you to try the other side? Will you listen?

PRAY for the Diocese of North Dakota

Ps 37:1-18 * 37:19-42 | Daniel 5:13-30 | 1 John 5:13-20(21) | Luke 5:1-11

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