As I travel around Europe, I see great need and meet many broken hearted people, who have sad tales to tell. If I’m not careful, my heart can easily become overwhelmed when I compare my own personal inadequacy with their great need. Jesus, on the other hand, wasn’t filled with feelings of inadequacy, but rather with compassion, and out of that compassion He taught the multitudes, and healed those who needed healing. He was vitally united to his heavenly Father, and as a result of that relationship all the riches of heaven were at His disposal. Even in his human frailty and physical weariness He was still able to access ‘God`s much’, which was more than enough.
This really encouraged me, because there are days when my little seems even less adequate than other times. I ask, “What can i possibly give in face of such need”. I’m learning from experience that my little, plus God’s much is more than enough! What amazes me is that my little has value in the eyes of God, and it actually delights His heart when I surrender it to Him. He doesn’t despise my seemingly meagre offering, but instead says “thank you”, blesses it and adds His much to it.
I look back at these times in wonder and celebration because it’s obvious to whom all the glory, honour and praise belongs. Perhaps you’ve been holding back from God ‘your little’. You want to make a difference in this world, but when you look down at your meagre offering, your heart despairs and cries out “It’s not enough!” God’s challenge to you today is to surrender your little to Him and He’ll then add His much. When He does this the blind will see, the lame will walk, the brokenhearted will be healed and the captives will be set free. God’s kingdom will come and His will will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Prayer: Father God, my heart’s cry to You is “let it be! Let it be! Let it be! in Jesus’ name”. Amen.
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