What You Have

There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people? – John 6:9

There is an old gospel song with a line that states, “little is much when God is in it.” How true! Many of the churches I pastored were modest in size, yet they were positioned in the middle of vast, unchurched mission fields. In one of these churches, we also chose to “engage” an unreached people group in a remote region of the world. Our physical resources often appeared to be inadequate in the face of such overwhelming ministry needs (both local and not).

Perhaps, you don’t think you have much in the way of resources (time, talent, or money), but whatever you have at your disposal should be laid at the feet of the Savior. It is even likely that others (who value that which is impressive or who are overwhelmed by the need to be met) will devalue your contribution. Bring what you have anyway.

Of a truth, no amount of physical resources can affect eternity unless God does that which only, He can do. As someone once said, “It is not our ability He needs. It is our availability He desires.” Let us just obediently keep laying it all at His feet, bring our “loaves and fishes to Him,” and watch Him multiply it all for His glory.

Those that God used in the past were just ordinary people with an extraordinary Master. They were not all champions of great faith, but little people who saw their own need, and put their small faith in a great God. – Winkie Pratney

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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