Tuesday, November 11, 2008

God's Provision

Today in my Beth Moore study she is talking about having peace while waiting for God's provision. She brought out a scripture that we are all so familiar with but I have never seen the little details she pointed out.

In John 6:5-13 it says,

5When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" 6He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

7Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages[a] would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"

8Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 9"Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"

10Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 11Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

As we look at this scripture we notice a few things about God's Provision:

vs 5 - He already knows what needs to happen but wants to see if we really trust Him
vs 8 - He uses what we already have and multiplies it
vs 10, 11 - He wants us to rest in His provision, once we see the need and use what resources we have. He commanded them to "sit down" and "fed only those who did sit down"
vs 11 He gives us immeasurable more than we can ask or imagine. He gave them as much as they wanted.

So if there is a need you have ask yourself if you have "given" Him all you have to offer even if it is a little bit. Ask yourself if you a sitting down ina posture of trust and sitting quietly to receive it. If you are - get your baskets ready!
Matt. 6:8
Matt. 6:25 - 32
Romans 8:32

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