Devotion of the Day

When the Supply Seems Inadequate

They say unto him, We have here but five loaves and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me.
Matthew 14:17, 18

Jesus had told His disciples to feed the hungry multitude. But their resources seemed utterly inadequate to the demand – and the command.

Has the Lord commissioned you to a task for which you have not the wherewithal? As with the man in the parable, have your friends come to you in their journey and you have nothing to set before them? Are you wondering how in the world to stretch your loaves and fishes to feed so many hungry mouths? Your family, your life work, your church, your Bible class – you look at your pitiful resources and sigh, “What are they among so many?”

“Bring them hither to me.” Little is much when He takes over. “Who is sufficient for these things? Our sufficiency is of God.” But all our efficiency is only a deficiency.

There were basketfuls left over. God always gives overflowing measure, “good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over.” He giveth liberally, exceedingly abundantly, above all that we can ask or think. He will turn your scarcity into a surplus. Bring it to Him.

Devotion of the Day

The Unscheduled Miracle

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer…And a certain man lame from this mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple.
Acts 3:1-2

The healing of the lame man was not on anybody’s schedule that morning. Peter and John never dreamed, when they set out, what a tempestuous day it would be. The lame man did not know it was to be his red-letter day. The people of Jerusalem never imagined the city would be in an upheaval before sundown. Peter and John had gone up to pray, but the unscheduled event became the main event.

When we are in the path of duty we are on the highroad of blessing. Anything may happen. And the blessing by the way may eclipse what we set out to obtain. The healing of the lame man was a side line that morning but soon took the main line.

When you walk in His will the unscheduled thing you did not know about when you set out may bring greater blessing than the main objective you had in mind. Our Father is the God of the Unexpected and His schedule has items not listed on ours.