Monday, January 21, 2013

When the demands of serving others are more than you can handle...

"Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish,He looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds." From Matthew 14

When the needs are great and you have nothing to give (and that is the honest reality ever and always)...

1. Come close to Jesus.
2. He knows what people need.
3. He produces much out of little.
4. He gives to us.
5. We give to others.
6. We come back to Jesus after serving others.
7. He replenishes our supply so we can go and give again.

As long as we keep coming back to Jesus, He keeps multiplying resources. We get our baskets filled. We can then give to others.

But when we stop coming to Jesus, we'll have nothing of value to give away.

So, who around us has needs we can meet today?

Will we come to Jesus (through prayer and the Word) for the resources (like energy, "want to," words, wisdom, gifts) to meet others' needs? Will we let Jesus serve us so we can serve those around us?

Come close to Jesus today. You will be glad you did. And so will the people you are called to serve.

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