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What you have is enough

08 May 2020

In John chapter 6 we read the very famous story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. This is a story I have known as a small child through ‘till now.

 

The amazement that God used what a child had to perform a huge miracle, formed a very strong opinion in me that God desires to use even the gifts a child has, that it is not just adults that get used by Him. The miracle of just 5 loaves and 2 fish being used to feed 5,000 men plus women and children, with 12 baskets of food left over, created in me the belief that God can do anything, and often does far more than we think is possible.

 

The repeated sermons I heard about bringing what you have and handing them over to Jesus created an attitude of service within me from a young age. And it’s that attitude that I want to focus on today.

 

I wonder if that boy questioned whether what he had was good enough, sufficient or even wanted? Or if he simple brought forward what he had and trusted Jesus with the rest.

 

How many times do we see a need or an opportunity but doubt if we are able to help? We question whether we have enough time, resources, knowledge and ability.

 

We forget that God can do a LOT with the little that we may have, just as he did a lot with just 5 loaves and 2 fish.

 

I wonder if that boy questioned if he himself was good enough to bring what he had, or if he simple responded to the need?

 

Do we sometimes have some skills, resources or time but doubt that we as an individual are worthy enough to bring what we have?

 

We forget in our moments of doubt that Jesus died on the cross for us, and when we accept Him into our lives we become in Christ, and become totally acceptable in His sight!

 

I want to remind you today that each person has been called by God for such a time as this. We’ve been placed in the body, His church, where we are because it is His place for us to love, grow and go, and part of that is receiving, but part of that is bringing Jesus the little that we have, and allowing Him to use that to work wonders in the lives of those around us.

 

Application:
Have you heard of a need but hesitated in filling it? Do you need to step up in this area?
Do you have any skills, talents or knowledge that your church could use?
Do you simply have some spare time you can make available, firstly to Jesus, and secondly to your church?

 

 

QUESTIONS :


Day 132


How are you making God greater in your life?

 

 

Day 133


Jesus asked the woman for a simple drink. What simple thing is He asking from you today?

 

 

Day 134


“Your son will live” was Jesus’ declaration. Write in emojis your declaration today.

 

 

Day 135


Do you know someone who has been sick or struggled for a long time? Pray for them now and write amen when you have done it!

 

 

Day 136


What does God testify about you today?

 

 

Day 137


When Jesus got in the boat He immediately reached the shore where they were heading. When we involve Jesus in our lives, things change! What area of your life do you need to involve Jesus more and see a change?

 

 

Day 138


In verse 43 Jesus said: “Stop grumbling”. What grumble can you turn into praise today?


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Becci Linscott

Pastor
GoChurch Liverpool