Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 19, 2014
He [Jesus] replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish.” Luke 9:13
God is not passive in His provision. He aggressively applies His resources directly to the needs of His children. His works are outside the small box of unbelief. The Lord’s faithfulness flourishes where the soul fluently speaks the language of faith. The Holy Spirit traffics freely on the highway of a trusting heart. Man’s natural eye limits the Lord’s supernatural supply, but an eternal gaze engages His possibilities. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where it seems we lack the Lord’s provision. The resources right in front us look like they are limited.
Can Christ be creative with what He has already given us? Yes of course, if we are obedient to follow His directives. Faith says yes to God’s “what,” even when His “how” is unclear. Many times God has already provided for His children. The provision may seem disguised in its unconventional appearance, but nonetheless it is still very near. He is building your trust to make you trustworthy with His blessings. Like mighty vessels that cross deep channels of water, so you are the Lord’s vessel to deliver His unfathomable blessings. Perhaps His provision is you!
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God’” (Mark 10:27).
Related Readings: Psalm 62:10; Ephesians 6:10; 1 Timothy 6:17; 1 Peter 4:11
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