5 + 2 = blessings

TabghaMosaicLoavesFishTwo posts into this thing and I already have my first guest post.  My friend Dave Hora wrote this and was good enough to let me share it here.

There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?”(John 6:9)

I don’t know about you, but find that I must have an attitude check at times.  I, not unlike Simon Peter’s brother Andrew in this piece of scripture recorded in John, at times look at things in the natural instead of just being content and knowing that God can do the impossible with what I have.  Just like with the material things, I find I must seek daily an attitude of thankfulness for every bit of progress in my spiritual life.  Every journey begins with the first step.  God can multiply one seed into a crop.  Brothers and sisters, we need to be grateful for the progress we have made, what God has done with us so far… instead of looking at the distance yet to go.

When Jesus asked the disciples how much food they had for feeding the multitude, they responded with a description of the five loaves and two fishes.  Then they asked Jesus, “But what good is that with this huge crowd?”  Jesus’ response was different.  He took the loaves and fishes and blessed them and multiplied them!  The disciples looked at the size of the need.  Jesus looked at the provisions in His hand.  We need to learn from the Lord’s example and be thankful for what we have, for the progress we have made even if it looks small.  Your small amount of talent, teaching ability, or money can be greatly multiplied when you bless it and give it to the Lord.  With one stick, Moses delivered an entire generation.  Just imagine what the Lord can do with you in your generation.  Go, let your light shine before men and be a witness to the impossible…in Jesus name!!

Dave Hora

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