Friday, September 21, 2012

John 6-7



John 6:5-6 "'Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?' Jesus asked this only to test Philip, for he already had in mind what he was going to do."

The Lord seems to ask us questions even though he already has in mind what he's going to do. As I've been reading this story, my thought has been, "Lord, help me think in the Spirit and not just in the natural. Help me use my spiritual eyes, ears and mind and not just my natural senses in every situation I face. Help me see with spiritual eyes what You are up to."

John 6:9 "'Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?'"

I will always think of my Uncle Bill's sermon about this little boy. Where on earth did this kid come from?!?! This kid could have totally said that his lunch wouldn't do any good because it was so small compared to the crowd. He could have come up with any excuse...my lunch is too small; I'm just a kid; the disciples won't listen to me; why even try, I've tried before and nothing helped. The scripture doesn't give us alot of background on this kid, but I think it's safe to assume that he was like any other kid; like any of us. So what caused him to think of offering his tiny lunch to Jesus in the first place?

Maybe he was thinking in the Spirit and using his spiritual eyes and ears and mind...and because he did, he partnered with God...just by offering his tiny crusty lunch. All he did was OFFER his lunch, and Jesus did the rest. Jesus fed 5,000 men with 5 small bread rolls and 2 small fish.

How small do you think your life is in the Kingdom? What excuses have you used for not offering your "tiny lunch?" No matter how small you think your life, or contribution is to the Kingdom remember this kid with a crusty lunch. Jesus can use anything and multiply it...you just have to offer it.