KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:11 KJV “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.”
We continue with what the Lord Jesus did to produce a miracle to feed the multitude. On many occasions children of God would want to wait for God to do something to bring about their miracle. Please, it does not normally work that way.
God would want to see faith in His children, that moves Him to act.
A brother came to me, telling me that, a lady she knew had just called to tell him her baby had just died. This happened at the hospital. I asked him to call the lady for me. I told her to get some water and lift it up, whiles I prayed over it. The lady was crying. I asked her to stop crying, for that was a sign of unbelief and that would obstruct the power of God. I then prayed over the water, and asked her to go sprinkle the water over the baby. She obeyed, and after sprinkling the water the baby started breathing, and crying as well. These were steps that moved God to respond.
In our Lord’s case, He took the bread, lifted it up and then gave thanks. The bible did not report the exact words He used. From the prayer He made at Lazarus tomb, I believe He said something as follows, ‘Father, I thank you that you always answer me. Thank you father for multiplying these loaves and fishes to feed this people.’ Right after the prayer, he gave to the disciples to start distributing among the multitude.
These steps are not taken just as a principle, but as a result of one’s confidence in God.
In some instances, you start declaring boldly what would happen. Remember that miracles on many occasions are worked out by acting on God’s word. There are moments when one prays for the Holy Spirit to cause a miracle to take place.
After the disciples went round distributing the loaves and fishes, it kept multiplying until, the whole multitude ate some. There were even some leftovers. Among the many lessons, was the attitude of the crowd. They simply trusted the master’s instructions given to them by the disciples. They were very expectant and never did anything to obstruct their miracle.
THOUGHT: TAKE GOD AT HIS WORD, FOR HE IS RELIABLE
1Corinth 1:9 KJV “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”
1Thess 5:24 KJV “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”