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TREM Devotional – Stop Toiling, Just Rest At His Feet

Bishop Mike Okonkwo

Wisdom For The Day Devotional 5 July 2024 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Stop Toiling, Just Rest At His Feet

TOPIC: Stop Toiling, Just Rest At His Feet (TREM Devotional 5 July 2024)

“And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless, at thy word, I will let down the net.” – Luke 5:5 (KJV)


The scripture tells the story of Peter in Luke Chapter 5. Everything was made ready for him, but he did not know it. So, he toiled all night and caught nothing. He went in the night at the right time for fishing and with the right tools, but no result. He was not a novice at fishing. He went with the right kind of partners but still caught nothing. Here comes Jesus in the morning, saying: Give me your boat so that I can preach the Word. Peter, being a fisherman and the owner of the boat, rode the boat out a little from the land and sat down. He was no more fishing; he sat down, and he rested.

When the Master is there, you do not toil. All things are ready. This is the secret to all things, including ministry. If you learn to rest at the feet of Jesus, you will never run dry of anointing. I can assure you of that. Isaiah 30:15 says: “For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; in returning and rest shall ye be saved; In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength…” (KJV).

You see, we often think it is running here and there that generates the anointing. No! It is not! Anointing is generated by sitting down and just enjoying God’s presence. If the Bible says he that walks with the wise shall be wise, then what that means is that if I also walk with the anointed, I will be anointed. Peter sat down in the same place where they said there was no fish. And because he rested in what had been finished, what had been prepared, it was like all the fishes were told to start looking for Peter’s net.

As you rest at the feet of the Lord, what you have desired that has been delayed and has become an impossibility in your life will become a possibility. It will surely happen!

Luke 5:1-9

Morning – Job 30-31; Evening – Acts 13:26-52

Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.


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