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Our Five Loaves and Two Fish

I don’t know about you, but in this season, in this new era, I am tired. Don’t get me wrong, I am full! Jesus is up to good and great things! But I am tired. Prayers for revival, prayers for renewal and awakening, for infilling, for outpouring, for personal, familial, church-wide, city-wide and nation-wide transformation take up much of my time. Most days with Jesus, I feel like all I can do is just remain faithful to show up.

“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me..” Matthew 11:28

It’s worth it just to be with Him. And to want Him more than those good things on my prayer list. All I can offer Him is my heart and whatever words manage to come out of my mouth; whether in the language of men or of heaven. And I pray that it’s good enough.

Last week, I experienced one such morning with Him. It was all I could do to show up and give Him the offering of my time and my attention. I watched the words form as I journaled these thoughts, and then, surprising myself, I wrote these words: it’s like the loaves and fishes. And then it hit me: the spiritual principle of multiplication.

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they (the disciples) answered. “Bring them here to me,” he (Jesus) said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.” Matthew 14:17-20

Wow, that thought came out of nowhere and brought me to tears. Because I know what Jesus can do with five loaves and two fish: He can feed multitudes. He can provide for multitudes. It’s supernatural multiplication.

In the same way, I believe He takes our tiny prayers, our small moments of focused attention and time, and He multiplies them. Just the fact that we show up and agree with Him is enough to have a supernatural impact larger than we may ever know. But it is true, nonetheless, regardless if we see it.

So, give Him your small moments, your time, your attention; no matter how big or small. And trust that He is breaking that offering, giving thanks to God the Father for it, and multiplying it!

Lord, break us and multiply whatever little we have and use it! Multiply it, in Jesus’s name. Take our prayers, take our hearts and change this nation with them. We believe and decree that You are doing that now, in Jesus’s name!

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