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Know God in a Year #110 Use What You Have

(continued from Friday)

“What do we have?” asks Jesus, “Find out.”

Soon Andrew is back, “There is a boy who hasn’t eaten his five pitas and two little fish, But that’s nothing!”

“Bring him to me,” Jesus says, “and have the people sit down in groups of 50.”

He smiles at the boy they bring, “How about sharing your lunch with all of these?” he asks with a sweeping gesture.

Eagerly the boy nods, and they all watch as Jesus looks up, holding the little lunch, thanking God for providing, and then breaks the pitas and fish and gives them to the disciples to give to the people. It was simple distribution and common food. Jesus knew God had led him into this situation and he depended completely on Him to supply the necessity.

He could have provided a feast, but he used what they had and asked God to bless it. Never did food taste so good as that simple every-day food.

Of course, people wanted to take some to their families and friends and tell their wonderful experience. Jesus had his helpers pick up the leftovers so nothing would be wasted, they filled that lunch basket and 11 other empty ones!

God is generous–physically as well as spiritually. If you’re working with Him, ask and listen,  then trust and use what you have. It may not seem to be enough, but through giving you will receive. If it’s His work, He will supply what you need from His abundance. You will always have enough to be generous.*

Matthew 14:16-21,  Mark 6:38-44,  Luke 9:13-17,  John 6:9-13   *Philippians 4:19,  2Corinthians 9:6-11

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