TOPIC: What Do You Have?
Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” “We have here only five loaves and two fish,” they answered. – Matthew 14:16–17, NIV
Late in the day, after Jesus had been teaching thousands of people, He told His disciples to feed the multitude. They said, “That’s impossible. We have no food except five loaves of bread and two fish.” What followed the “except” was all they needed. Jesus took that tiny provision in His hands, prayed over it, and it multiplied to be more than enough.
Your dream may be much bigger than what you have. When you look at your resources, your training, your experience, it’s not enough. It’s just five loaves. What good can that do? No, get ready. God is going to multiply what comes after your “except.” There are gifts you haven’t tapped into and new levels inside you. He’s about to make happen what you can’t make happen. Doors will open that you can’t open. Opportunities that you aren’t qualified for will present themselves. Put what you have in God’s hands, and He’s going to take what looks insignificant and turn it into something extraordinary.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
“Father, thank You that I can give You my dreams and goals, and You will do something great with them. Thank You that You take the loaves and the fish in my life and multiply them into something extraordinary. I gladly put my gifts and resources in Your hands today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Thank you for reading December 2, 2022 – Joel Osteen Daily Devotional Message. Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.