•    God's _________________ may often make no sense to us. (Luke 5:4)

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.               Isaiah 55:8-9

•    Reasons for not obeying God will _________be present. (Luke 5:5)

•    Obedience brings ______________. (Luke 5:6-7)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20

•  The results of obedience and God's blessings ought to bring us to ________________________ to God. (Luke 5:8-11)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

Questions for reflection:

•    What is Obedience?

•    Think of something that God has instructed you to do and you obeyed.

•    Read Luke 5:1-11

•    What were some of the reasons Simon could have used to not obey Jesus?

•    What excuses are you making to avoid obeying God's instructions for your life?

•    What can you do to become more obedient to God's commands?