Today Ps Craig Winnington is teaching from John 21:3. This is the third time Jesus had shown Himself to the disciples since His resurrection.
Simon Peter, a disciple of Jesus decided to go fishing and two other disciples wanted to go with him. He was a fisherman and was expecting to just walk back into his old life and catch fish.
Simon Peter, Thomas and Nathanael (three of Jesus' disciples) were fishing this particular night expecting a catch, but didn't catch anything. As the sun was coming up and they were preparing to set back to land, they saw a man standing on the beach, he asked them if they had caught any fish, and they replied that they hadn't. Then the man said to them, throw the net on the right side of the boat and you will catch some, and they did. When they started to pull the net in they found it was so full they couldn't, and called for another boat to come and help. It wasn't long before they realised that the man on the beach was Jesus and they headed back into shore. When they got to shore Jesus was there, ready with a burning fire and fish cooking. Jesus said, come and have breakfast, and so they did. Imagine the conversation they had sitting around the fire eating fish. They may have been telling Jesus how they had fished all night like they always did and had given up prepared to come home with nothing.
There are times in our lives when we get discouraged, and even though we know that Jesus is there with us we just want to go back to the old life, back to what we know and where we are comfortable.
To recast our nets means to believe again, have an expectation of hope that things are going to get better. Hold onto the expectations you have.
Are you fishing from the wrong side, have you become disheartened and disappointed with the way things are going in your life, then cast our net on the right side and put your Faith to action.
Cast your net of faith and see what Jesus will fill it with.