The Secret Formula For Blessing, Eating Together?!
Did you know how GENEROUS God is?!!! Did you know that if we are born of God and after we become citizens of heaven, we are heirs of incredible RICH FORTUNE that can feed the whole WORLD and could literally eliminate the world’s fatal poverty!
Have you ever thought about how compassionate and loving Jesus is on people who are blinded from their rightful place in His kindness, His richness?!
Today I was reading Mark 6: 30-44 when Jesus gathered over 5,000 at the shore, on a remote place, while people gathered HUNGRY for his TEACHING. Well we all know the story of the five loaves of bread and two fish, as much as it was hard for the disciples to take that miracle in as much as it is for me.
The most fascinating part of this “Jesus Chronicle” is when the disciples told Jesus to let the crowd go to rest and eat because there were too many to feed, He astonishingly decided on to command the disciples to “Give them something to eat!”. HOW?!
First thing that popped in their heads was “MONEY!” we don’t have enough money to buy them food or get them anything to eat or drink. But all Jesus said was “Go & See, What do you have?”
It’s amazing what happened. What they got to Jesus was only ONE BASKET = 5 loaves + 2 fish! Jesus directed them to organize people in groups of 100’s & 50’s and all he simply did was LOOK UP TO HEAVEN & GAVE THANKS. To me, The miracle wasn’t in the “how many” but in “Heaven’s Eternal Enough”. It’s infinite!
As you all know, currently I’m jobless, car-less, moving between homes, and it’s so true that Heaven’s abundance is endless! NON-STOP, everyday there’s always more than what’s in my pockets or what’s in my energy to will and do God’s amazing eternal will for my life. I can move easily, in His grace. Each time I look down, things get messed up. Heaven is seeking our eyes to move us forward to press on (needs) to be found in Heaven as INFINITE.
The best thing about seeing Jesus in this situation, that He didn’t want to let people go eat away from him, He knew they were hungry for more than food, His Presence and so the power of THOUSANDS hungry TOGETHER. Heaven was OPENED in ABUNDANCE. Can you imagine the POWER of ABUNDANCE on THOUSANDS! UFFFF!
Man! God is so Good!
From now on forward I’d like to always think of this secret formula of BLESSING, which is to have faith in the WORD and EAT IT ALL UP TOGETHER. That’s the whole SECRET.
Here’s the biblical verses: (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand) -Actually, 5,000+ (Families & their children) A LOT! – Jesus didn’t have microphones at that time. I wonder?!
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. 36 Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
37 But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”
They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages[e]! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”
38 “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”
When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”
39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.
LOVE YOU JESUS!