We can think that what we have to offer is too small, and that those little things that we can do, or have a particular gift, talent or ability in are insignificant. But God says that all we need is “a little”…a little faith no bigger than a mustard seed – for it has the power to move mountains. A little jar of oil, that when placed in the hands of one who believes can become a miracle of provision; or a little boy’s little lunch of two fish and five loaves when brought and offered to Jesus had the ability to suddenly be able to feed more than 5,000 people, with twelve baskets full of leftovers! (Matthew 17:20; 2 Kings 4:1-7; John 6:8-13)
Far too often we disregard the little we have because we don’t value enough who we are and what we already have in our hands. “From little things, great things grow;” especially when we link up our “little” with the supernatural power, wisdom, knowledge and ability of God.
Today don’t undervalue what you have in your hands already. The little boy held a banquet lunch for everyone in his hands, and the widow with the jar of oil God’s source of deliverance and provision for her and her sons. All they needed was to stop despising their “little” as insignificant and choose to mix the little they had with faith. Suddenly God’s miracle provision, favour, wisdom and power to multiply and grow their “little” was activated on their behalf.
What do you have in your hands already that combined with God’s ability can become your miracle? Don’t belittle or mock your very own five loaves and two fishes, or your little jar of oil, but choose to bring your “little” to God and let him bless it and reveal to you what He can do when you use and bring what you have to Him, and trust, listen to what He says to do and have faith in Him.
Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
“One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “Here is a boy with five barley loaves and two small fish. But what difference will these make among so many?” Have the people sit down, “Jesus said. There was plenty of grass in that place, so the men sat down, about five thousand of them.”
“Then Jesus took the loaves and the fish, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. And when everyone was full, He said to His disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over so that nothing will be wasted.” So they collected them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.” (John 6:8-13)
“A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.”
So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.”
And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.” (2 Kings 4:1-7)
Prayer: Lord thank you that even my “little” can become great when you get involved. Help me to see what I already have in my hands, and to listen to and trust you with everything, regardless of whether it’s little or already growing. I believe my “little” will become great when I place my life and everything I have and am in your hands. In Jesus name Amen.