“When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.” John 6:5-6
This is so beautiful. He never asks anything of me that he has not already planned to provide.
“Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.'” John 28,29
And this is all he asks: that I believe.
That I believe Him…that He is sufficient. That all He asks, he provides.
How exciting this is, that when He asks something that seems impossible, it’s because He plans to do it!
I believe this is true for everything in life from our inward walk to our outward work and everything in between. Because the reality is that everything and anything He desires for me truly is impossible for me apart from Him. He quite literally is everything to me, for I am nothing!
In a more specific way, in this season, what I know beyond the shadow of a doubt He’s asked me to do has seemed impossible to me on so many levels. Yet He has kept speaking, kept confirming, and has done things to start making it happen and I’m seeing clearer than ever that my work is to believe and give my puny (and I mean PUNY with a capital P) ‘loaves and fish’ to Him and know that He will make out of little, however much He sees fit.
He is creator God. That is what He does: CREATE. Something out of nothing. Why should I be surprised?
Lord, I give you my nothing and look to you for Your everything. Help me eat and live this “lesson of the loaves.” I believe, help my unbelief!