6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
“Jesus asked this … only to test him, … for he
already had in mind …what he was going to do.”
Our inadequacy … makes roomfor His sufficiency!
•All have sinned … and come short of the Glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
•None are righteous … no not one! (Romans 3:10)
•Faith without action … is not .. nor has it ever been .. A Christian faith.
•Faith without works is a dead … a dead faith. (James 2:26)
One person ..Faithing.. to another!
•When we bring to Jesus … what we have … and allow Him to possess … all of who we are …… then Beloved … the movement of God … will exceed …our greatest expectations.
Jesus is concerned about the leftovers, … He is concerned with … what is left!
If we will turn to him, … He will gather the fragments of our lives … and use them all.
He will gather the fragments … he will gather every part of who we are … and use it … to do wonderful works … in this fallen world.
Allow Faithing to permeate your very Being.