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When Jesus was preaching onlthe shores of Galilee, He noticed two empty boats in Luke 5. That’s when the Savior stepped into one of them owned by Simon, a fisherman, and used it to teach the gospel.

Mega pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes is using this scripture to encourage you to view something ordinary in your life in an extraordinary way: as a platform to be used to glorify God.

In an empowering Instagram post based on Luke 5:1-11 the Potter’s House of Dallas leader wrote, “God wants to give you a platform, but you must see your boat as a platform.  The boat comes into the text as a boat, but it passes through as a platform.”

Bishop Jakes, 60, has a unique way of pulling powerful truths out of seemingly mundane, unremarkable, everyday occurrences. He is hoping to help you do the same thing. “Most people see a boat as a carrier through waters or a protector from waters, but there is more to the boat,” he explained, then asked, “Do you see your boat as a platform?”

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