Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Faiths acts on the Word of God. If we say we have faith and are unable to act on what God says, then we don’t have faith because faith acts on what God says.
Many people say they have faith but they never move in the direction of their faith. They say they believe but they just sit there waiting for something to happen or for something to fall out of the sky for them. They never get up and move in the direction of what they say they are believing God to do. They really are not believing at all because faith empowers us to act on what God says is done.
Faith is right now, present tense, it believe that it receives right now. Faith is Christ in us because “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17). We hear of Christ in his grace and we receive his faith to act on what he says is done. I say done because all that the Word of God says is already accomplished for us. The Word of God says that “by whose stripes ye were healed” (I Peter 2:24) if you believe this you will began to do with your body what you couldn’t do before. In other words you would move in the direction of your faith.
When Jesus told Peter to launch out into the deep, even though Peter doubted he didn’t allow that doubt to stop him from acting on what Jesus said. For he said, “..,”we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net” (Luke 5:5). Peter’s acting on the Word brought him the harvest of fish.
Faith comes from the Word of God and Jesus Christ is the Word, therefore, Christ in us empowers us to act on what God says is done.