January 20, 2017
“Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?” (Matthew 16: 9&10)
There are 2 Reasons people hold on to what's in their hands:
1) They think it won't make a difference and that it's not enough.
2) They are afraid they need it more than God.
Both assume incorrectly. "Little is much when God is in it."
On two separate occasions, the disciples of Jesus knew of resources in the crowd. They knew of a little boy's lunch of two little fishes and five loaves of bread and another time, they had seven loaves and a few fish among them, but they assumed it wasn't enough. They passed it over the first time and it wasn't until Jesus asked, "what do we have to give to this crowd to eat?" That the disciples revealed the answer. The Lord Jesus is still asking all of us today, what is in your sphere of resources that I can take and BLESS? He's still asking, what is in your hand?
2017 project: Women of the bible
Missionaries Kirk & Karla Ford of International Media Ministries (IMM), SPAIN are Producing Media to the “Least Reached” of our World and Getting Jesus on Every Screen with, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar and Bathsheba…the Lineage of Christ! This will be a dynamically powerful Evangelism Tool for the 21st Century! They are our “Boots on the Ground.” Missions IS God’s heartbeat and those who give to it are BLESSED! Some Go. Some Send. All are equally Rewarded.