I was telling my 5-year old daughter about a Jesus story. He’d been teaching people all day and now the people were hungry. The disciples recognized a problem; there were only 5 loaves and 2 fish.
My daughter looked at me, oddly. . .
“If I was them I’d say, ‘Bring what you have to Jesus!'” She said.
Childlike faith nearly screamed out of her, “Just bring it to Jesus already”, “He’ll do it!”, “He can do anything!”
So, today, let my daughter’s words speak to you afresh: Bring what you have to Jesus!
Even if it looks like not enough. . . Not enough money. Not enough time. Not enough know-how. Not enough answers. Not enough knowledge. Not enough wisdom. Not enough ability to ___. Not enough ability yourself to fix it. Not the right past actions. Whatever.
Just bring it to Jesus; run up to Him and say, “Jesus, this thing I’ve been handling — or mishandling for that matter – feels impossible, ugly, and unfixable. Frankly, it’s an issue I don’t know what to do with. I need you to handle it for me. Give me wisdom and instruction. I ask you for a miracle answer. You can do it!”
“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves…They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.” (Mt. 14:19-20)
All of Jesus can take your “hardly anything”, and multiply it into more-than-enough, with leftovers. Don’t doubt.
Asking is humility. Trust is your answer.
“For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory.” (1 Jo. 5:4 NLT)
Do you trust? If not, today’s your day to start afresh. To defeat the evil rising against you. To stand up against what has pushed you down for far too long.
Nothing can stop the Lord Almighty. May we agree and trust in Him today.
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Amen. Thank you and God bless you.
What came to mind as I read this was Isaiah’s verse about beauty for ashes. He takes all of our broken pieces and parts and puts them together again in a beautiful mosaic of grace.
Enjoyed reading this!
Needed this today! Thank you!
I feel that God planted something in my heart but it seems like what he’s planted is a monumental undertaking. This was a timely reminder that I just need to trust in Him and stop focusing on the practical side of making it happen. Thank you so much for this.