Main Scriptures: Jn.6:9-10
More Scriptures: Pro.10:4, Pro.26:15, 2Thess.3:12
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes, but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, make the men to sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in the number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples and the disciples to them that were set down and likewise of the fishes as much as they would (Jn.6:9-11)
I was in church on a Sunday morning service when the above Scripture splashed on my face. And the Holy Spirit said to me,” you can do something positive with what you have. It is your exercise of obedience to engage with what you have that triggers the spirit of multiplication and the favour of God”.
I believe that this is for a husband reading this devotional. You have been discouraged by what you have. It seems like what is available with you is not sufficient to embark on what you have in mind to do. I want to let you know that what you have is sufficient for God. It is the key that you need to unlock the great opportunities out there. Jesus Christ, your perfect example of a good and godly husband, experienced a situation where what was available wasn’t enough to feed the people. Even those that should have known that Jesus had the power to multiply what was available, doubted His ability. It may just be that those you trust to encourage you are the same people telling you that you cannot make it. Nevertheless, Jesus did something. He took the inadequate and gave quality thanks to God. And suddenly, what seemed small fed 5,000 men excluding women and children. God can turn around that seed in your hands. You only require two things. Identify what you have and exercise your faith in God’s ability to make your seed bud. You are fruitful. God has promised to bless the works of your hands. Launch out by faith and trust Him to help you every step of the way.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, pour upon me the spirit of excellence.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, prosper the works of my hands.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, pour upon me the spirit of faith and courage.
I am thankful to God for the seed in my hands and I know that it shall yield abundant harvest even as I trade with it as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.