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1511135_793989563982727_597800815385658084_n“As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns. 14 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” 17 “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. 18 “Bring them here,” he said. 19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. 20 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. 21 About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!” (Matthew 14:13-21, NLT)

How many times have you felt like you didn’t have enough? You didn’t have enough money, knowledge, experience, etc. What I believe God wants to, and is going to show you in this season is that what you have is enough. Like in the passage above, God has the ability to take whatever you have and multiply so that it works.

We’ve all had those moments in our lives when what we believe God wants us to do and our resources don’t line up, this is where faith comes in. “But we have only fine loaves of bread and two fish.” God says, bring them here, bring me what you have and watch how I multiply your gifts, talents, finances, knowledge, or whatever in order to do what I’ve called you to do. You must get in your mind that what you have is enough. If you will settle that in your heart, God will take what you have and give you everything you need.

What amazes me the most with this passage is He doesn’t feed just 5,000. Verse 21 says: “About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!” It’s hard to say what the number was but it’s very possible that it was 10,000 or more who were actually fed. When God does something, He does it so the world can see and He’s going to do the same with you.

Settle it in your heart right now, what you have is enough and be amazed at what God does with what you have!

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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