When I was praying yesterday I kept thinking about how Jesus multiplied the bread and the fish. I decided to dig a little deeper and go to those scriptures in the Bible. Jesus did it twice. The first time he had five loaves of bread and two fish and he multiplied them and fed five thousand people. The second time he had seven loaves and some small fish and he fed four thousand people. That is quite a miracle! Can Jesus still multiply today? Absolutely. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Thousands of people had gathered to listen to Jesus preach. Jesus’ disciples noticed that the masses were hungry and they had nothing to give them. They went to Jesus and told Him about their dilemma. Did Jesus panic? No, He did quite the opposite. He took the little bit of food that they had, prayed for it and the food was multiplied and filled many baskets. People ate and were satisfied. There were even baskets of food left. Those people had come to be healed and to hear Jesus speak. Jesus felt bad when He saw they were hungry and He performed a miracle. Are you hungry for more today? Have you gone to Jesus to listen to Him? Whatever you have now, He can multiply it. Give Him the little you have and He will increase it.
I go to the Lord with little faith at times and I give Him what I have. A mustard seed of faith is all we need. When we ask the Lord to help us and we present the mustard seed, we can expect Him to do something big that will amplify our faith. The Lord still performs miracles today. All He is asking is that we turn to Him with what we have. He will do the rest. It always works. Give Him the little joy, peace and love you have and watch Him multiply them. Be sure to first spend time listening to Him. Get yourself comfortable and sit with His Word. Spend time studying it and seeking the Lord’s face in His Word. It will also increase your faith and it will get you ready to receive more. If there is anything you are lacking today, trust that God can multiply it. Build up your faith and give the Lord what you have.
The Lord can give us more than enough. Think about the baskets that were left over. There was an abundance of food. There is an abundance of blessings available to you today. I am not necessarily talking about materialistic things. God is Spirit and I believe that the spiritual is more important. What are some things in your spiritual life that you want to see multiplied? Do you want to pray more? Do you want to praise more? Do you want to be an even bigger giver? Do you want to have more patience? Do you want to display more joy? All these needs can be met in the name of Jesus. Identify the needs. Present them to the Lord and ask Him to amplify them or to increase them. You will reap a harvest of blessings when you stay in faith.
Jesus told the crowds to sit down on the ground before He prayed for the bread and the fish. Sitting down is often a good way to calm oneself. The Lord is telling you today to trust Him and sit down. Your needs might be many but with Him there is no reason to panic. Listen to His instructions. Try to calm down first and pay attention. The Lord is not worried about your situation. He knows what He can do with the little you are giving Him. Expect increase, multiplication and amplification. God still multiplies today. A miracle is on its way. Stay at peace and stay encouraged!
Suggested reading: Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17