What do you do when your best isn’t good enough?
I’m sure at times you’ve felt overwhelmed with more to do than energy and time available. We try to put on a confident face. But inside we wonder how we’re going to pull it off. Could it be that Jesus challenges us with more than we can handle because He knows it’s best to give it to Him anyway?
This is the lesson we learn from Jesus’ miracle of the Feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). Five loaves of bread and two small fishes weren’t enough to feed the massive crowd. But when they gave all they had to Jesus, it was more than enough.
This Sunday, October 11, I will continue a sermon series called “The Cost of Following Jesus.” We are discovering that though salvation is free, discipleship will cost everything we have. This week we will discover the cost of CHALLENGE from Luke 9:10-17.
I want to give you the lessons we will learn this Sunday:
- When resources are low and responsibilities are great, God already has the problem solved.
- Jesus is the Producer and we are simply His distributors.
- Our inadequacy is an opportunity for God’s abundance.
I hope to encourage you. We often feel our contribution to Jesus is meager, but He can use and multiply whatever we give Him, whether it is talent, time or treasure. When we give to Jesus, our resources are multiplied. Problems are opportunities for God to work. Give Him all you have and trust Him to meet needs.
Doing what we can with what we have is all we can do. If we do all we can, Jesus will step in and do the rest. When you give Jesus what you have, you never lose. You always end up with more blessings than when you started.
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Join me this Sunday.