What Do You Have?

John 6:9 "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many" You know the story... Jesus took the little that was available and fed the masses.

How often are we like the disciple Andrew? We look at what we or others have and feel like God can do nothing with it.

There was a large task before the disciples. Jesus wanted the people fed (v. 5) and Jesus knew already how He was going to do it, but He wanted to see the disciples' faith.

So here is the question what is it that you have? Have you discredited your possessions, passions, talents, abilities, gifts, and thought they were of no use to the Kingdom?

God is able to take something small and insignificant to us and use it to feed the people. He'll use whatever you're willing to give to Him.

The lad in verse 9 had enough to eat for himself. He could of had the attitude of many of us, one that says, I brought what I needed and it's not my fault that others didn't prepare. He could have had the attitude that Andrew seemed to have, "what is the point in even mentioning such a small contribution?" Instead this young lad decided that whatever He had He would give to the Master.

God knows what we possess, He knows what gifts, talents, etc. we have and all He is asking is that we make them available for Him to use. No matter how small or insignificant you think you are or what you have is... God will multiply, reproduce, and use it to impact others.

So once again I ask... What do you have? and are you willing to make it available to God to use?

Be Blessed,

J. Tate