I love this insight from Jeremiah... listen how he explains us all.
“O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his own steps...” (Jeremiah 10:23)
Say it with me? EVERYONE, yes, EVERYONE is INFLUENCED by someone or something... NONE OF US are as independent in our thinking as we thought. NO ONE is an INDEPENDENT thinker that walks to the beat of his own drum. Someone or something is influencing you... and their influence didn’t start today. You’ve learned and cultivated what they showed to fit into your own life. And it's in your (our) best interest to know who or what it is. Jeremiah realized he had been mislead and he’s now confessing and asking the Lord to direct his steps away and out of the wrong influence.
We’re all living off of “Borrowed Bread” and like the five loaves and two fish, we don't need much to make a big difference... you'll just need Jesus to make it happen.
It just needs to be:
You don't need MUCH to make a BIG difference in someone's day. Especially, when the little you do have... is now in Jesus' hands. Little is much when God is in it... even when what you have is borrowed bread (Matthew 14 ; John 6).
Never underestimate what Jesus can do with something, even something, as little as a sack lunch, that might be enough to feed you and a neighbor, but NEVER a multitude. Like this treat one of my brethren shared with honey and I. This meal is probably larger than the lunch that Jesus used to feed over 5,000 people one day.
WE need to remember:
– He’s enough...
– I’m enough in Him...
– What I have is enough for Him to use.
– We are enough to complete His compassion for the people.
And if He can multiply a little bread and a few fish, what can He do with a whole life that's been placed in His hands? It may not be much to work with... and it doesn't need to be for Him to make a big deal out what you gave Him. You see, when He receives it, then blesses it, so He can share it, He has a way of multiply the little you gave Him, to "feed" way more than you could, if it was still in your hands. Glory!!!
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