Thursday 12th November
“Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?’ He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, ‘Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?’ Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.’ Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.’ So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.”
Make yourself available to Jesus and watch him use you in ways that could never be explained by your abilities!
There was no way—on the natural level—that all those people could have been fed with five loaves and two fish. But in Jesus’ hands they were sufficient. You may feel totally inadequate to start openly representing Jesus among the people you know. That’s okay. You are inadequate. But invite him to represent himself through you and watch what happens!
Put your ‘loaves-and-fish’ in Jesus’ hands today as you pray: “Lord, take my life, all my ‘loaves-and-fish’. I invite you to represent yourself through me to the people around me that need to know you.” Sign your name here as a commitment of all you are and have to him:
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