Most everything about serving God is completely backwards from our way of thinking. His ways are not our ways. We fight and struggle to accumulate and store up for ourselves when God’s way is “give and it shall be given.”
#3 BROKENNESS IS GOD’S WAY OF MULTIPLYING!
Matthew 14:19–21 (KJV 1900)
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
In this encounter Jesus breaks all the rules of logic. The disciples want to send the crowd away to go find something to eat. Jesus tells them to feed them but with what?! His disciples point out they only have five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus simply commands them to entrust what they have to Him!
IN THE HANDS OF JESUS, IT’S ENOUGH!
It isn’t about what we have or do not have, it’s whether we yield it to Jesus’ hands. Human logic says there’s no way five loaves of bread and two fish can feed five thousand men (plus all the women and children that were there). We’re good at rationalizing why this can’t work. The system is broken – there’s no way we can pull this off – the need is too great. Jesus simply says it’s enough! He took what they had and blessed it.
IN THE HANDS OF JESUS, IT BECOMES MORE THAN ENOUGH!
Multiplying could not take place until it was broken in the hands of the Master. Had it been up to the disciples, they would have sent the multitudes away empty, but not Jesus. Jesus took what they had, blessed it, then he broke it, and gave it again. What, at one time, was an impossible situation, became a blessing in the hands of Jesus. There was no earthly way their pathetic situation could become that kind of blessing without the touch of God. He takes our brokenness and uses that to multiply His blessings. He always does more with our little fish sandwich than we ever could!
Could Jesus be waiting on you to place your brokenness into His hands? What kind of multiplied blessing is waiting on your submission to His healing hands? Leave me your thoughts.
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