Mark 6:38,44 – “And he said to them, ‘How many loaves do you have? Go and see.’ And when they had found out, they said, ‘Five, and two fish.’ And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.”
We are all waiting for a miracle in some part of our life or the other. The waiting can be quite strenuous, but we don’t have to remain idle while waiting. One of the miracles Jesus did was feeding the five thousand with five loaves and two fish. And there are three distinct things that eventually led to the occurrence of this miracle.
1. Acknowledge what you have is not enough. The disciples conducted an inventory of what they had, and admitted it wasn’t enough to feed the hungry multitude. Look at what you have now, and honestly admit that it is not sufficient.
2. Sacrifice what you have to God. The little boy was willing to sacrifice his lunch. Are you willing to sacrifice the little you have, so God can do greater things with it?
3. Believe God is able to multiply your meager offering. Jesus looked up to His Father and believed Him for the miracle. Do you believe that God will make a way for you, even when there seems to be no way?
Some of us may have to wait a longer period to receive our miracle, when compared to others. But when we admit our inadequacies, surrender what we have, and keep trusting God, He will fulfill His promise and we will receive our miracle.