It is amazing how believers like to boast about their heavenly Father—how He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and how He is their provider, their Rock and their hiding place. Yet many of us fail to tap into the unlimited resources of our heavenly Father. We are just like Jesus’ disciples who were willing to turn away the multitude, because they thought they did not have enough food to feed them.
Look yonder believers, and “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not better than they?” (Matthew 6:26).
Our heavenly father has an unlimited amount of resources and He wants us to tap in.
Jesus tapped into His Father’s resources and fed over five thousand with 5 loaves and 2 fishes.
“And when it was evening, His[Jesus] disciples came to Him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
But Jesus said unto them, they need not leave; give ye them to eat. And they say unto Him, we have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children” (Matthew 14:15-21).
As you look around, the needs that you see are often great and overwhelming. Your own resources seem so small, and your own abilities seem so limited to meet such great needs.
if you tried to quench the thirst of others out of your own fountain, no one would be satisfied; if you tried to feed the hungry with your own bread no one would be made full; if you tried to reassure others with your own thoughts, no one would be comforted; if you tried to bring meaning to the lives of others with your own plans, no one would be fulfilled.
Jesus asks you to give all that you have to Him. And as you place your life in His hands, He will break you as bread, multiply you, and use you to meet the needs of others with His unlimited resources.
- My prayer to my heavenly Father (mbryant613.wordpress.com)
Great article! Enjoyed!
Thank you very much Lady Deidre. I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Please come again. God bless.
Thank you for this timely message….it has brought me comfort and assurance as I just today was going through a period of stress & anxiety.
God Bless You my friend!
I am happy to hear that Ministry Glenda. After all, we are here to encourage each other. I pray the good Lord will continue to bless you and guide your steps as you journey through this barren Land.
Thanks again for stopping by. God bless.
So many truths in this post. I used to be very independent when it came to God. I would pray for others but seldomly ask him for things for myself. Of course unless it was something like “make me a better Christian.” But one of the principles that he has taught me over the years is just how much he wants to take care of us. I am reminded of the Israelites as they wandered through the desert. He provided their every single need moment by moment. Day by day. They weren’t even permitted to hoard food except on the Sabbath. The verse you shared from Matthew 6:26 is so powerful. He wants us to rely on him for our every need. AND our every desire of our heart. If we can begin to rest in that then WOW can you imagine how much brain and heart space that makes available to us to love, live, and laugh.
God bless you my friend. Powerful post.
Thanks a million for that wonderful comment Kerry-Ann. God truly wants us to rely on Him to supply our needs. He doesn’t want to be anxious for anything–He has everything.
Thanks for stopping by and please do come again. God bless you.
A wonderful post that is a blessing to all who read it!
Thanks Don. I really appreciate your kind words. God bless.
Thanks Noel for your post. God does have unlimited resources and all that we need. I like to think of it this way – when we go to Him in prayer with a need or problem, we are talking to the ONE who already has the answer. All we need to do is listen.
Thanks a million Mark. I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Your encouraging words are duly noted. God bless.
Thanks for sharing, this is a great blog. We will never get far in our own strength, but we can do much when we do it in His strength.
Absolutely! You are exactly right writinggomer. We are nothing without Him. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your wise words are duly noted.God bless.