Many times we face situations where our supplies are outmatched by our needs. We hardly have enough and life is a constant survival on the edge. We live in the fear of not knowing when our supplies may run out. We fear going to that ATM and receive a notification of insufficient funds. We don’t know when that employer will call saying the contract is over. This is what happened to the disciples of Jesus Christ in the scriptures. They were faced with a multitude that was getting hungry and the easiest way out was to send them away. How often do we try to get rid of what seems like a problem when God wants us to get involved and sort it out. It came as a shock when Jesus told them to feed these massive multitude. They wondered where they could get enough supply to feed them? They tried to match the little they had available with the needs at hand and the only words they could master were, “what is these amongst so many?” We serve a God who thrives in the little that we have. He wishes we can appreciate His signature in our meager resources. Instead of telling the disciples to ask the crowd to leave as they wanted to hear, Jesus asked them to have the multitude sit down. What are you about to dismiss and God is asking you to have them sit down? Where are you matching your meager resources with your insurmountable needs? Where are you budgeting based on your pocket instead of budgeting on God’s pockets? God can work with whatever you have. Even the little is the one who has provided. Lift the little to him in thanksgiving and you will be surprised what He can do. Desperate times calls for desperate measures. The God of the little is about to multiply not only for them but for you until you have 12 baskets remaining at the end of it all!
“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” John 6:9 NIV
Last modified: April 30, 2020