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Ed Young Devotionals

    Food For Thought

    Posted on May 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM


    Mark 6:42-43, “They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.”


    “In God’s hands, the ordinary can become extraordinary.” Jesus had just finished teaching 5,000 people, and the disciples were ready to send them home to eat. Jesus looked at his disciples and said, “You feed them.” They were in the middle of nowhere and were just about to call a caterer when Jesus told them to inventory what they already had among them. The disciples scraped together five loaves of bread and two fish … for 5,000 people?

    In the hands of Jesus, the little they thought they had would become so much more. He prayed, blessed the food, and began miraculously dividing it among the baskets to pass out to the crowd. There was enough to satisfy every person there– and they even had leftovers!

    How often do you think that what you have to offer is not enough? A talent, an ability, or a resource? Anytime we take what we have and give it to God, He will do something amazing with it. So, how do you “give it” to God? Jesus modeled it. He prayed and aligned His priorities with His Heavenly Father. When we pray, align our priorities with God, and place our trust in Him – the results will be beyond what we could do on our own. You + Jesus are always more than enough!


    Have you been withholding or hanging back because you don’t believe you have anything to offer? Or maybe God is asking you to give something to Him, and you haven’t trusted Him with it? Write it down in your journal, and then write “I TRUST YOU!


    God, Thank You for the reminder that You are more than enough. Please show me what I have to offer – even if I think it is insignificant. Thank You for reminding me that anytime You ask for something from me, it is because You have something greater for me.

    Topics: ability, talents, gifts