Soups On!

29 Aug

God’s Word: Mark 6:30-44

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

When you have your priorities in order there is no need to worry about your next meal. 5000 4 In this passage Jesus gave the disciples a big lesson in setting your priorities.  They were all tired—bone tired—from coming and going and seldom even taking time to eat.  They tried to get away for some rest but the crowds followed them.  Because with Jesus people are always the priority He set aside His own need for rest and focused on the people.  And there was a crowd—over 5,000.  The disciples decided it was time to step in and do something.  They interrupted Jesus suggesting that it was getting late and perhaps He should send these people home to get something for supper.

Jesus reply was “You do it.  You fix supper for them.”  “Are you serious?” they replied.  “It would cost a fortune to buy enough food to feed these people.”  Jesus asked what they had on hand.  The reply was five loaves and two small fish.  Jesus instructed the people to set down in groups of 50 to 100.  He took the food, lifted His face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke and gave it to the disciples to pass out to the people.  The people ate their fill and there were 12 baskets of leftovers.

Where are your priorities?  Making money—surrounding yourself with luxury—a fancy car—wonderful food—having a good time—or being satisfied with your basic needs met.  Jesus set the example of complete satisfaction with basic needs and putting the focus on the needs of others. When that is your focus you will find that I will intervene and meet the needs for yourself and others.  My ambassadors will find the soup is always on for ministry to others.

God’s Question: What are you cooking up for others today?

God’s Promise: As you do unto others you are doing unto Me.

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My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for Jesus’ example of service toward others.

I am Sorry I am so selfish instead of openly sharing more.

Thank You for Your Word and its daily reminders.

Please help me practice what I preach daily.

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