Breakthrough Beliefs: Peter

Life can weigh us down through disappointments and delays! 
But never forget this, so write it down: while disappointments are inevitable, discouragement is a choice.
The Lord has a unique plan for your life—one that does not change according to unexpected circumstances. 
 
FAITH CONFESSION. God has great blessings for me—more than I can imagine! Today! I let go of my disappointments and the fear of hoping and trusting again. God holds my future in His hands, and I will never lose by looking forward to what He has in store for me!
 
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES
Luke 5:1-7 NASB
 
KEY VERSE 
Luke 5:5 NASB
 
“Simon answered and said, Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets.”
 
5:4. Let down your nets.  Normally, the fish that were netted in shallow water at night would migrate during the daylight house to waters too deep to reach easily with nets, which is why Peter fished at night. Peter, no doubt, thought Jesus’ directive made no sense, but he obeyed anyway, and was rewarded for obedience (v.6-7).
 
 

FAITH CONFESSION. I WILL DO AS YOU SAY
 
MINDthe part of a person that thinks and reasons. Although the Hebrew language had no word for mind, several Hebrew words are sometimes translated as “mind.” The word for Heart frequently means “mind” (Deut. 30:1; Jer. 19:5). The word for Soul is sometimes used similarly (1 Chr. 28:9), as is the word for Spirit (Ezek. 11:5).
 
Four separate Greek words account for nearly all instances of “mind” in the New Testament. They all mean much the same thing: understanding, thought, mind, reason. While today we think of a person’s mind in a morally neutral way, in the New Testament the mind was clearly thought of as either good or evil. 
 
Negatively, the mind may be “hardened” (2 Cor. 3:14), “blinded” (2 Cor. 4:4), “corrupt” (2 Tim. 3:8), and “debased” (Rom. 1:28). On the positive side, humans may have minds that are renewed (Rom. 12:2) and pure (2 Pet. 3:1). They may love God with all their minds (Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27) and have God’s laws implanted in their minds (Heb. 8:10). Since Christians have “the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16), they are instructed to be united in mind (Rom. 12:16; 1 Pet. 3:8).
 
 
 Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., & Harrison, R. K., Thomas Nelson Publishers (Eds.). (1995). In Nelson’s new illustrated Bible dictionary. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
 
Peter CONQUERED Mental Limitations
Everything substantial thing that happens and is sustained in your life comes through renewing your thinking!
 
2 Chronicles 20:20. Do you believe God?
 
Choosing not to receive God’s word spoken over you limits your thinking!
 
  1. We must Read the Word
  2. We must Meditate on the Word
 
Without the word, You will be primarily driven by what’s natural, not by what is possible! All things are possible to him who believes (Mark 9:23 NASB). You can live the supernatural life God intends for you!