“But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people.” (For there were about 5,000 men.) And He said to His disciples, “Have them sit down to eat in groups of about fifty each.” They did so, and had them all sit down. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and He looked up to heaven [and gave thanks] and blessed them, and broke them and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were [completely] satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were [abundant and were] picked up—twelve baskets full.”
Luke 9:13-17 AMP
In our finite minds, we always think that provision comes from without.
“If I just had more, of something, I could have my needs met.”
But Jesus laid a foundation for his disciples that day.
They saw a need…
That was Christian of them….
But they were looking for someone else to meet it.
Let’s face it, when a need appears massive, it’s easier and more logical to just send them away.
But look at the heart of Jesus.
“You give them something to eat.”
I love how He says, something.
He’s always asking us to look for the something, that’s already in our hand.
Because when you find something, to put into God’s hands,
Multiplication starts to take place.
We often want the multiplication to take place before we give something.
Brothers and Sisters, that’s opposite of how the Kingdom works.
That’s how the natural economy works, but not Heaven’s.
The first thing he told them to do, was take inventory.
And they saw with their natural eyes.
The seed was tiny compared to the need.
But God isn’t moved by need.
He’s moved by seed.
The Ultimate Greatest example of this, was us.
Our need for a Savior.
One Savior. Somebody. Jesus.
When placed in His Father’s hands, He died to himself, and became the miracle that took more than care of our NEED.
Our need paled in comparison to the Seed.
Look at what Jesus said about the power in the Seed.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12:24
When a Seed is sown, it switches hands.
If you keep seeds in a pack, they remain seeds.
But if, by faith, you place them in the ground, they become Fruitful.
And they multiply… putting out more seeds!
We’ve been gardening, and I’m overjoyed at watching the Word take place before my eyes every day.
All seeds. They started somewhere.
What I want you to notice, is the process of how it worked out for the disciples that day, and how it will work for us.
We have to make a move.
Jesus instructed them to manage.
He is the Provider, and then we manage.
Tell them to sit down by fifties, He said.
That was 1% of the masses.
Jesus was getting their eyes off of the magnitude of the need, and onto the Seed.
And then, watch it multiply before your eyes.
Don’t wait for it to multiply before you do something!
Jesus blessed, broke, and distributed.
Receive your miracle today in 3 easy steps…
(I sound like a commercial for a miracle don’t I? )
1.) Take inventory, and Thank Him for what you have.
2.) Break it. Put it in His hands. Don’t just keep it a seed. Don’t hoard your seed through fear.
3.) Manage. Do what you can with what starts coming forth.
I’m reminded of the Apostle Paul telling us to work out our own Salvation.
It really is a working out.
It takes movement.
Look at the Widow with the oil.
Look at the man who received the Word and moved with it, and got home to see His Son healed.
Look at the blind men who went their way and were healed.
Or the paralyzed man at the pool, who was made whole as He picked up his bed.
We have a part to play.
Miracles come through the movement.