Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
“Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. 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 the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.- Matthew 14:16-20
Rebecca’s life since she has met Jack has been about taking leaps of faith. Recently rejected from a music producer, but not wanting to give up her dream of singing, she takes a chance on love and meets Jack. Adamant she doesn’t want kids, she becomes pregnant after a tryst in a bar bathroom after the Super Bowl. Presented with an opportunity to sing again, she takes it only to have to put it on hold once again after Jack’s addictions become an issue.
Sometimes a leap of faith yields great rewards. Other times we wind up falling flat on our faces. But taking a leap of faith when we believe Christ is doing something in our lives is always a success. Too often we evaluate success based on how much money we make, how much education we have received or how many accolades we get from others. But to God, being obedient I the small things allows God to multiply our efforts for his glory. In this passage, Jesus asks them to give him what little they have. Because of their willingness to give Him what they had, he in turn is able to multiply enough to feed every person present—and still have some leftover!
In what area of your life do you need to take a leap of faith? Is it in your finances? Is it to pursue a ministry and give up your lucrative career? Is God asking you to take a leap of faith on someone whom God is calling you to marry?
Give what little faith you may have. Take a leap and meet Jesus, in whatever he is calling you to do. He will take and multiply that faith into an area that will change lives for His glory.
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