Mark 6:41 “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to Heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to His disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward Heaven, and blessed them.”
I heard the Lord say to me, “Take what you have in your hands and lift it to me that I may bless and multiply it.” Yesterday, I came close to posting this, but I felt the Lord had more to say on it, so I saved it for today. Perhaps this speaks to you as well. There are times when just don’t have enough to pay my bills and get groceries. Sometimes what I have on hand or in my bank account is way short of what it needs to be.
A few weeks ago, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me that he needed me to have radical faith. The kind of faith that would see nothing as impossible, but a way for the Lord to show himself strong in the earth. He also gave me a vision of something he wanted me to have that in the natural, made me laugh. When I laughed, I felt like Sarah, Abrahams wife when the Angel of the Lord said she would be holding a baby in her hands by this time next year. NO, the vision had nothing to do with babies, not for me anyway!
I’m sure that the disciples just looked at each other dumbfounded when Jesus told them to feed the large crowd he’d been teaching. They ended up dumbfounded, at the audacious display of miraculous provision with leftovers. It all began with a need and a search for a seed. The need was lunch for a multitude, the seed was lunch from a small boy. When placed in Jesus’ hand, he was able to bless the little and make it much.
Have you ever had a totally ridiculous vision or dream? Something that stretched you so much you felt like Gumby? What is it you need to accomplish the thing God has called you to do and where is your seed. My seed is in my savings, tucked away for a desperate need that’s due in 48 short days. It’s not close to being enough, but it’s taken awhile to save it up. Human reasoning would say, “Don’t give it to God, he has enough!” But faith says, “Here is what I have, bless and multiply it, then return it to me so that I may do what you’ve said.”
I want Mary faith that says, “Be it unto me according to your Word.” Who allowed herself to carry the seed of God. I want Abraham faith, who believed what God said and never doubted. I want Joshua faith, that marched around Jericho until the walls came down. I want David faith, who took the five smooth stones in his hand and declared he would take Goliath’s head off. I want Jesus faith, who believed every Word his father spoke and did it. What is your need? Where is your seed? Will you allow for God to take it and bless it? Without the blessing of God on what you have, it will be useless to you. It just won’t be enough.
Isaiah 43:16-19 “The Lord is making roads through the sea. He is making a path for his people, even through rough waters. The Lord says, “Those who fight against me with their chariots, horses, and armies will be defeated. They will never rise again. They will be destroyed. They will be put out like the flame in a lamp. So don’t remember what happened in earlier times. Don’t think about what happened a long time ago, because I am doing something new! Now you will grow like a new plant. Surely you know this is true. I will even make a road in the desert, and rivers will flow through that dry land.”
Father, tomorrow begins a new year. What I have won’t be enough unless you bless it! You said you would bless all the works of my hands and I have taken you at your Word. Lord, you’ve been working on me for a very long time and I thank you for your patience. I’m leaning on your everlasting arm of faithfulness. Like Jabez I ask you to bless me indeed, enlarge my territory that I may be a blessing to others. It’s in Jesus’ Name I ask this. Amen