Being thankful for what God has truly provided is a clear revelation of what’s in the heart of a person. Are you grateful for what God has done in your life? When was the last time you expressed being thankful back unto Him?
Have you ever felt as if your contribution was too small to make the difference or your participation might be viewed as too insignificant? During these days of massive fundraising campaigns and expensive marketing project blitz, it’s wonderful to know what The Lord can still do through one humble person who’s heart is open to Christ Jesus.
God’s amazing and incomprehensible grace can be seen when the meager substance of a little boy's lunch was placed in the hands of The Lord. For a miracle and great multiplication of the food came as a result of first giving thanks to God for what was being offered before Him.
Mark 6:41-42 NIV says, "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. They all ate and were satisfied."
While this biblical story can be read in all 4 of the gospels, we must pay close attention to the wonderful example given to us from this account.
Jesus offered what was placed in His hands to be blessed by God. He sought God’s Divine Supernatural and Miraculous Intervention after giving thanks, acknowledging God as being Supreme.
His primary focus was not in seeking God to bless the food, but in blessing God and giving thanks for what had been supplied and placed in His hand.
What a wonderful example that’s before us!
That which was offered by a "handful" was blessed, touched and resulted in a "greater quantity" by God. It is God that multiplies whatever the seed that is being sown and it’s God that produces the increase.
There’s no offering that’s considered too small or no work viewed insignificant when it’s by faith and motivated from the heart.
So whatever you have as an offering, a service or work to be rendered, realize that it will be blessed by The Lord’s creative divine power as you’re concerned about the welfare of other men’s souls around you.
~Dr. Andrew Bills
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