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The Boy Who Fed 5000

“There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?” John 6:9 NASB

The story of the Feeding of the 5000 is well known. Jesus performed this awesome miracle in the middle of nowhere to meet the needs of those He was ministering to. But we never hear about the boys who provided the fish and loaves of bread in the first place.

You see, God can do anything. But He chooses to start with us, where we are and what we have to work with. This young boy blessed over 5000 people with what He brought to Jesus.

Sometimes we think that what we bring or what we have to offer is nothing significant, a few fish and some bread. But God uses whatever we bring, whatever we have to offer and uses that for His glory. Don’t ever think your step of faith is insignificant.

Do I have faith that God will use my skills, abilities and resources for His glory? He can do much with very little.

There are times that I will never know what God is up to. I might never know how my part could bless others in the Kingdom of God. But I don’t need to know everything. And, I don’t need to do it on my own. I just need to be willing to come to Jesus, to be used by Jesus and let Him take over.

Lord, allow me to be used by You. Help me to not have to understand it all. Help me to just have faith and trust and let You do it. What You can do is much more awesome than what I could possibly imagine. Allow my life to be a resource to bless others.


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