Then Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, gazed into heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the bread and the two fish and distributed them to his disciples to serve the people—and the food was multiplied in front of their eyes! Mark 6:41
There in that verse is the secret to multiplication or answered prayer–thanks. Whatever lack you see in your life right now, give thanks to God and give it away as a seed because when it leaves your hands, God will multiply it.
This is a principle I learned years ago that every farmer knows. The thing that leaves your hand and is planted into the ground will come back bearing more seed and a harvest of multiplication. Your job is to plant it, God sends the rain and the sun so that you may reap a beautiful harvest.
Today is Thanksgiving. This was the day the pilgrims along with the current residents of the land, shared what they had and gave thanks. It’s a tradition we’ve followed for centuries. It’s not about eating a big dinner, it’s about giving of what you have been given.
That is something we as Christians also do. We give out of the love and forgiveness we’ve experienced so that others may be blessed as well. It’s why Jesus said, “Give and it will be given to you,” without giving, we can’t receive.
So today, may you remember the goodness of the Lord and give thanks for what He’s done for you. Don’t focus on the storm you’ve been through this year, focus on the fact that you’re still here to enjoy Thanksgiving.
Keep giving thanks,
“Without giving we cannot receive.” Amen. Happy Thanksgiving.
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