We are trying to get money. We spend all our time going after money. But God says "don't look for that" in proverbs 3, He says
to get wisdom and understanding. The desires of your heart will come. Wisdom and understanding will bring all the desires of your
heart. Jesus said fifteen times in the New testament, "Hear and understand," it is one thing to hear,it is so much more to
understand. Hearing changes nothing. Understanding brings direction and action to our lives. We hear so many things in a given
week, but it is only the things we understand that cause us to take action. We have heard so many teachings on financial abundance,
yet we have not understood any of them. How do i know? Because nothing changed. Understanding is a producer,it always causes us to
take action. When you understand something it will change your life.
Let's look at an incident in the life of Jesus. Most call this a miracle, i call it a moment of understanding. We have all heard this story many times. The interesting thing is how most pastors miss the real meaning of this story. This story isn't about getting the miracle. It is about getting understanding.
it is found in luke:
Verse 3 is the most important part of the story.
Why teach first? Why didn't Jesus just tell Peter to cast his nets to the other side,get some fish,have a fish fry and get a pat on his miracle working back? Let's stop reading the Bible like it some story. Instead,put your self in simin's shoes. You have been fishing all night and got nothing, you're tired. You know there are no fish in this stupid lake. If Jesus just walked up and say to cast your nets to the other side, you would have said, "sorry mr. i'm going home. I'm tired." You would have heard His words,but would have not understood them. Because of that you would not have taken the action. Jesus knew, this was how the fisher men would react, So He said, "i have to first get them to understand. Then i can ask for the action." So He taught them first.
The abundance came into their lives when they understood. The understanding brought action. Peter may have a little skeptical at first, but, because of what he had just learned, he decided to step out into the unknown.