Give What You Have and the Lord Will Bless You

“Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, ‘Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?'” John 6:8.

I was reading the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 in the gospel of John this morning. Oh my dear friends there are so many things I love about the Word of God. But one of them is the fresh revelation the Holy Spirit sprinkles into your spirit like morning dew on rose petals; that moment when you see something new in a familiar story.

The Lord had me focus on the boy with the basket of five loaves and two fish. I was struck by his willingness to offer all that he had to Jesus, even though what he had wasn’t nearly enough to meet the need.  He could have told the disciples that he would love to help, but this was all the food his family had and walked away. Instead, without question, the boy gave and he gave in faith. Imagine how blessed he must have felt knowing that his obedience  opened the door for a miracle.

My dear sisters, take ahold of the spiritual significance of this today like a precious gift. The Lord wants to use what you have to offer him no matter how small it may be. Like the 5,000 who sat on the mountain that day, we live in world where people are hungry; not for physical food, but for spiritual food.

I know you look at what you have and feel like it’s so small and insignificant—it couldn’t possibly be used by God. Your basket of gifts, talents, and abilities carries so little in proportion to the need that is so great. But, like the boy in the story, your job is to offer what you have in faith, trust, and obedience. It is Jesus’s job to take what you give, bless it, and multiply it so that it can be used for his glory.

Mamas, whatever God is asking of you today, would you be willing to hand over your five loaves and two fish? You serve a God of multiplication. He can take whatever you give and use it mightily for the kingdom. You will receive a blessing, but you will also provide the ingredients for a miracle that could feed thousands.

Blessings as you give from your heart to God’s hands,

Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team

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