NIV Once-A-Day Walk With Jesus Devotional

Placing All Resources in God’s Hands

Seven loaves of bread and a few fish. Four thousand hungry men, plus women and children. Put them all together and you have a lot of hungry people!

But add Jesus to the scene, and you have all the ingredients for a miracle.

A world teeming with millions of unreached souls, and a few thousand missionary volunteers. Again, so little in the face of so great a need.

But as J. Hudson Taylor discovered, little is much when God is in it.

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“What God has given us is all we need; we require nothing more. It is not a question of large supplies — ​it is just a question of the presence of the Lord.

“Let us look to the Lord’s methods. How were the people fed? By the united action of Christ and his disciples. He claimed their all. They gladly gave their all and unhesitatingly obeyed all his directions.

“Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our loved ones, our influence, our all — ​right into his hand. And then there will be nothing left to be troubled about.

“When all is in his hand, all will be safe; all will be done and well done.”

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Consecration and confidence.

Those are the responses of the disciples who took bread and fish from the Master’s hands to feed the multitudes — ​though they could not explain the source.

With those attitudes you too can boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ with the hungry multitudes in your world. When you commit your life to Christ, you too can have confidence in a God who is big enough, wise enough, rich enough to handle any problem.

At his table there is food to spare. It’s your privilege to pass the basket.