You remember that Jesus called Peter to give up his life and livelihood of fishing and follow Him. Peter never hesitated and could later say, "We have forsaken all and followed you." Peter was a man of absolute surrender; he gave up everything to follow Jesus and was ready to obey at a moments notice. When Jesus said, "Launch out into the deep, and let down the net."
Peter didn't hesitate. He knew that there were no fish there, they had been working all night and caught nothing; even so Peter said to Jesus, "At your word I will let down the net." Peter in spite of what he thought or believed submitted his will to Jesus. And Peter was a man of great faith. When he saw Jesus walking on the sea, he immediately said, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come unto you"; and when Jesus said come, he stepped out of the boat and walked on water.
Peter was also a man of great spiritual insight. When Jesus asked the disciples: "Whom do you say that I am?" Peter answered without hesitation, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Peter couldn't see that on his own, he saw it because the Holy Spirit told him it was so. And Jesus called him the rock, having the keys of the kingdom. Peter was a splendid man and devoted disciple of Jesus. If Peter was living today,
we would say that he was an advanced Christian. And yet Peter was not even converted according to Jesus.
This gives me pause as I look at my life, and I have to ask myself: am I an advanced Christian or am I like Peter wanting and in need of a conversion? I hope each of us are willing to carefully consider the life of Peter, and like Peter allow our hearts to be broken and filled with Jesus!