Thursday, July 23, 2009

With Jesus There is Enough

I’m beginning work on Sunday's message. The text is John 6:1-15 (see below). I think I’ll focus on how often we are so afraid that there won’t be enough but when we give what we have to the Lord Jesus it becomes enough not only for us but for others too. I’ll try to put together some practical examples of how people ARE giving what they have to God: meager abilities, limited time, tiny resources, small faith and how, when we trust our Lord by acting on what we DO have, He works among us “to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.” That quote is from another of the scriptures, Ephesians 3:14-21.

I’m curious, ___your name here___, how have you found this to be true in your life? Are there times when you’ve been tempted to think you can’t but when you look back you’ve seen how God has worked when you’ve just moved ahead trusting God? Please comment or call or email if you have some thoughts to share.

Sharing through this blog is one way that the Lord provides "enough" as I get ready to preach. I know I don't have enough wisdom or "inspiration" on my own. So we trust the Lord to provide it to us when we dare to share what we have, no matter how little we think it is.

John 6:1-15
1 Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3 Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5 When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” 10 Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. 11 Then Jesus 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. 12 When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” 13 So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

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