Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people. Luke 9:16 NASB
I don’t believe I’ve ever taken the time to really look at this verse in this translation. Jesus took the 5 loaves and 2 fish, blessed them, broke them and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people. Do you see that? He kept giving them pieces. Like the woman who kept pouring the oil into the empty jars until she ran out of jars, He kept giving.
What if we were to keep on giving when a need arose? What if we never stopped? Would the thing we are giving continue producing until the need was met?
I wonder how many times we’ve stopped just this side of our breakthrough? It must be like watching your child run a race and quit just out of site of the finish line. No amount of cheering, prodding and pleading will move them any closer, they’re tired and they just quit. How frustrating to watch this day after day.
Father, I commit to run the race with everything in me. When I grow weary, I will pray! When I’m discouraged, I will read your Word and encourage myself. I will turn my eyes upon you, pray for others with everything that’s in me, and continue breaking what I have and give. If I do not give like this, then others may quit the race as I look on.