Devotional Shevat 25, 5780 – Five To 5 Thousand

Matthew 14:16-21 “ But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!”  They replied, “We have nothing here except five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and He took the five loaves and the two fish and, looking up toward heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up twelve full baskets of the leftover broken pieces. There were about 5,000 men who ate, besides women and children. 

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 Now He who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed for sowing [that is, your resources] and increase the harvest of your righteousness [which shows itself in active goodness, kindness, and love].You will be enriched in every way so that you may be generous, and this [generosity, administered] through us is producing thanksgiving to God [from those who benefit]. 

Can we multiply like this? Years ago, with 10 at home and only Michael working, we were always supplied but I wanted huge seed to sow. One morning I heard the Lord say to me, “Sow $5.00 to 10 ministries and I will multiply that to $5,000.00 for each!” I was truly excited and I faithfully sowed my $5.00 to the ministries/families He had put within my heart to bless.

I kept His promise in my heart. I had faith, but I cannot really say I did anything special, I just acted on His Word to me. Months later we received a check that allowed us to bless each of these 10 ministries/families with this $5,000.00 multiplied seed.  

It would be many years later when we felt the Lord wanted us to move to another state, and as part of the Lord’s confirmation process, one of these we had sown the $5,000, doubled this seed back to us! 

Prayer: Father, help us to hear You even more clearly; and believe You for the multiplication necessary to supply the needs of many abundantly above all they could ask or think. Thank you Lord for providing see to sow and bread for food and for multiplying our seed for sowing and increasing the harvest of our righteousness. Let us live a life enriched in every way so that we may be generous, producing thanksgiving to You from all who benefit! 

Confession: I am enriched in every way so that I may be generous. My generosity will benefit many and produce thanksgiving to You. 

 

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