Use What You Have
USE WHAT YOU HAVE
“And taking the five loaves and two fish, He looked up to heaven and, praising God, gave thanks and broke the loaves and kept on giving them to the disciples to set before the people; and He [also] divided the two fish among [them] all.” AMP
To praise God and give thanks becomes a blessing. We bless our food before we eat. Why? Because we are thankful for our food. Our food then becomes kingdom food and is sanctified. It will produce kingdom results. Multiplication came after a blessing of thankfulness and praise when Jesus fed the 5 thousand. That which is blessed will multiply in its purpose or need.
LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT!
In this situation it is food that was available; 5 loaves and 2 fish. In your situation it can be something else.God provides for our need before we have it. Multiplication comes with breaking. Had the bread not been broken it would not have feed the multitude. It would have been food for only 1 or 2 people. We must also be broken for Father to use us in His kingdom. The Lord said that He was the Bread of Life. If He is the bread of life and we are like Him, then we too are spiritual bread that He can use to produce life on this earth.
John 6:35 AMP
“Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in (cleaves to and trusts in and relies) on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).”
It was when the bread was being broken that it began to multiply and feed thousands. As we use what God has given us, it fills the need that we have as well as the need others have around us. We know that we become the very essence of Jesus Christ Himself as He transforms us. The trials in our lives transform us into the very glory of Christ if we allow them to. Thus if we too are bread, we must also be broken to feed the Lord’s sheep.
John 21:16 “If you love me, feed my sheep.”
We brake our bread as we eat it, such as a roll. We don’t eat bread by the loaf. It must be broken into smaller pieces to feed our bodies that we may then have the energy and sustenance to feed others. This same thing happens in the spirit. As the Lord breaks us, His bread, He can feed others because our bread (his Spirit within us) multiplies. Breaking feeds because it is a test that has produced a story. The story of a trial or affliction is a test that produced a test-i-mony.
Rev. 12:11 AMP “And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony; for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].
Zech. 4:10 “Who [with reason] despises the day of small things? For these seven shall rejoice when they see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. [These seven] are the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” AMP
The Lord loves to see us use what He gives us for His glory! God does not despise small beginnings because His work will be accomplished not by our might or efforts, but by His Spirit. He loves to see His work begin in our lives and it takes faith to allow Him to begin it! Small beginnings maybe what you feel you have in your life, or what your life has always been. But you do not know how far the ripple effect of your sojourn has gone out on this earth.
Job 8:7 “And though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.”
God doesn’t see what is but what can be, because He created the end before the beginning. It is our choice to allow Him to bring that end to pass in our lives. We can stop it at any time, or never allow it to happen. The choice is ours. But oh, when all systems are go, the Holy Spirit performs the will and Word of God within us and that tiny mustard seed of faith that we allow to grow, becomes a great and mighty tree of life!
I love you,