We can be around Jesus without really being connected to His power and presence. This is where we find Simon Peter in Luke 5. Jesus is teaching a large crowd and Simon Peter has a front row seat, yet he seems distracted and discouraged by his lack of production from last night’s fishing excursion. He put in the work but he’s not getting the results he expected. But that all changes when he hears the words of Jesus and puts them into practice, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” A moment of simple trust in and obedience to Jesus changes everything- the fruit comes when Simon Peter’s action is connected to the words and way of Jesus. When all signs point to a disconnection problem, Jesus is inviting us to go deeper with him in trust that apart from him we can do nothing.