Do You Have Enough?

Posted by Elaine October 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM AEST

Have you heard how Jesus multiplied a small meal of fish and bread enough to feed thousands of people with 12 baskets of food leftover? Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Even hard to believe.

Exactly what does it mean for us?

Read the account here:
Jesus went to the other side of the Lake of Tiberias, also known as Lake Galilee. And a massive crowd of people followed him, attracted by his miracles and the healings they watched him perform.

As Jesus sat down, he looked out and saw the massive crowd of people scrambling up the hill, for they wanted to be near him. So he turned to Philip and said, “Where will we buy enough food to feed all these people?”

Now Jesus already knew what he was about to do, but he said this to stretch Philip’s faith.

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I captured this photo in the crystal clear waters of Coral Bay on the west coast of Western Australia.

“Have everyone sit down,” Jesus said to his disciples. So on the vast grassy slope, more than five thousand hungry people sat down. Jesus then took the barley loaves and the fish and gave thanks to God. He then gave it to the disciples to distribute to the people. Miraculously, the food multiplied, with everyone eating as much as they wanted!

When everyone was satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, “Now go back and gather up the pieces left over so that nothing will be wasted.” The disciples filled up twelve baskets of fragments, a basket of leftovers for each disciple.

All the people were astounded as they saw with their own eyes the incredible miracle Jesus had performed! They began to say among themselves, “He really is the One—the true prophet we’ve been expecting!” John 6:1-14 TPT

PHILIP answered, “It would cost thousands of dollars to buy enough food!”
Philip looked at the cost of this enormous task, how are we going to afford this?

But just then, ANDREW, Peter’s brother, spoke up and said, “Look! Here’s a young person with five barley loaves and two small fish . . . but how far would that go with this huge crowd?”

Andrew brought food he found to Jesus.
Maybe he thought it would be something to satisfy Jesus’ hunger, Although he had no idea what Jesus was about to do, he didn’t talk himself out of being so silly as to offer something that didn’t make sense.

And about the boy with the small bag of food. We don’t hear much about him, except that he chose not to keep this food himself, but to share it. A simple act of kindness.

What He needs from us usually sounds daunting and makes no sense, but God never asks us to do what we’re not equipped for. He will ask us to do things we don’t believe we’re capable of on our own, but that’s the key! We aren’t supposed to know why He asks something of us so we can decide for ourselves if it makes sense or not.

He doesn’t show us ahead of time what our obedience will achieve. Our job as Christians is to stay connected with Him, learning what He needs from us and remaining open and obedient, trusting that regardless of our inadequacies, if God wants us to do something, it will be done!

Imagine the wide eyes of this boy when he saw how his food was multiplied. Imagine his pride at being a part of this miracle. Like his small food offering that fed multitudes of people, even with 12 baskets of food left over, maybe what’s up ahead in God’s plan for us is far too wonderful to comprehend. What if, when we get to heaven and see all He had planned for us, we realise how we’d missed the opportunity?

I’m amazed at what God is allowing me to accomplish as He moulds me for His purpose. Our obedience when we don’t understand gives God the ok to work His miracles, and His miracles never go unnoticed!

There are seeds of greatness inside each of us and people everywhere who are lost, lonely and dying, for a lack His love.

Only God can count the harvest from a single seed.

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Are you fulfilling your life’s purpose? Your destiny in God is waiting. Right now it’s not too late to understand why you’re here and what your role is in making this world a better place.

Begin by seeking God’s face. What do you have in your basket to share?

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