Your Little, His Much

John 6:8-13 (NIV)

Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up,9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

Philip could only see with human eyes when Jesus told him to feed the multitude. Andrew saw things a little bit differently, but was still a little doubtful. He found a young boy with a peasant’s lunch, but what could such a small amount of food do for so many people? Andrew may not have been able to see with eyes of pure faith, but he knew what to do. He knew to bring what he had to Jesus.
Jesus is the one who can make much out of little. He is the one who makes miracles happen. Jesus can take your brief time on earth and He can do amazing things in you and through you. He can take your tithes and offerings and multiply them to do incredible ministry around the world. He can take your seemingly insignificant talents and abilities and can touch many lives if you’re willing to be used by Him.
If you will put the little you have in the hands of Jesus, this miraculous multiplier will do amazing things with it. The young boy in the story had to be willing to sacrifice everything. He had to be willing to give everything he had to Jesus. Will you give everything you have to Jesus? Will you sacrifice for His Kingdom and His mission? If you will, you will be amazed at what He can do in you and through you to transform the world.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I struggle with sacrifice. I struggle giving up control of my life and my treasures. I struggle with sacrificing my time and using my abilities for you. I know that You can do so much more with my little than I can on my own. Use me for Your purposes. Allow me to be a part of Your plan. Thank You for forgiving me and loving me. In Your name, amen.

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