Summary: That’s why us Christian are left on this old earth is to make a impacted on people’s lives!
Mark 8:1-9-In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them,
“I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.”
Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?”
He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”
So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude.
They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set them also before them.
So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments.
Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away,
Be Aware Of The Circumstances
They have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
If we want to be like Jesus, we must learn to look around and see people’s need, we must listen to people, to hear what their need is.
That’s why us Christian are left on this old earth is to make a impacted on people’s lives!
Hebrews 4:15-16-For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
There are times in our life when we go boldly to the throne of grace to ask for help for ourselves and then there are times when we go to the throne of grace to ask for help for others.
Remember as much as you care for them, He is the one who created them, He is the one who gave His life for them and for us!
1 Peter 5:7-casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
How We Can Meet Needs!
Multitude To Sit Down On The Ground
It takes faith to just sit down, to wait on the Lord…When every thing inside you screams to get a another job or a second job, to borrow more money, or to fix it ourselves!
We have to put aside our abilities, our resources and completely trust the Lord!
That’s hard to do when you asking God for help and it is even harder when you are asking help for other’s, especially family members, we want to jump in and help!
I know what your thinking, “But I’m suppose to do what I can, right!”
Yes, and sometimes that means waiting, or sitting, or stepping back or taking your hands off that situation!!
God does not take what is not offered to Him
Have you surrender your life to Him?
Have you given Him complete control of your life?
When is the last time you thanked God for the situation you are in?
Well I’m in a bad situation, how am I going to thank God for that?
He’s got four thousand people to feed and only seven loaves of bread and a few small fish!
"Going once, going twice, sold for $7,000.00!" The auctioneer said right before his gavel hit the table. Rita Coors was elated. She'd just purchased a porcelain mask, hand painted by John Denver.
She couldn't wait to hold it in her hands. As the auctioneer at the 1997 Charity Celebrity Ball for Hospice of Metropolitan Denver handed her the mask, it slipped through her fingers and shattered into a million pieces on the floor.
She didn't demand her money back or abandoned the broken piece of art. Instead, Mrs. Coors picked up the pieces and took them home with her. Later she decided to place the broken pieces around a collection of John Denver photographs. She made something beautiful out of the accident. Now she not only had a souvenir from a celebrity, but a story to tell too.
In his book, Future Church, Jim Wilson writes, “Brokenness isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A farmer doesn’t plant his crop in cement; rather, he chooses good soil, breaks it up, and then sows the seed. Unbroken soil does not produce abundant crops, but cultivated soil incubates life. A butterfly could never flutter in the spring air without breaking its cocoon and neither could an eaglet emerge without breaking its shell!