“Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” John 6:5

Jesus’ disciples wanted to follow their Master’s command to feed the five thousand plus who had gathered to hear Him preach. They just didn’t understand how. Where could they find food for all of these folks in the middle of nowhere? They were thinking in temporal terms, not spiritual ones.

Often times, are we not the same way? We are called to a ministry, but somehow we think we are to use our own source of strength, materials, wherewithal to complete the task. We peer into our limited bag of tricks and don’t understand how it can be done. “Lord, I am not an eloquent speaker, how can I talk to others about You?” “God, I am not popular enough to lead this group. No one will take me seriously.” “Lord, I don’t speak the language. I can’t go on that mission trip.”

Jesus is in the business of re-sourcing. He takes what we have and empowers it with His grace, mercy and love. If He can turn a few loaves of bread and fish into a feast for thousands, think what He can do with you and your gifts if you let Him? All you have to do is obediently hand Him what you have and watch Him re-source it. Like the disciples, you will see that you had what it takes all along.

Dearest Lord, You have equipped us with all we need to do Your Will. Let us not rely on our own sources, but hand them to You to re-source. Take what natural gifts You have bestowed upon us and use them for Your glory. Amen.

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The saying, “God doesn’t call the equipped, but equips the called” is true. Will you hand over what you have to Jesus and let Him re-source you for the Kingdom?

Has your calling felt like a series of twists and turns?

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