BRING THEM HERE TO ME!
©2015 Frieda P. Smith
In looking at our text in the 14th Chapter of the Gospel According to Matthew, when Jesus was in the wilderness with approximately five thousand followers, the Bible tells us they began to run into a little problem. It was getting late and the people were getting hungry.
Unlike the times in which we are living, that would have been a major problem because there were no rest stops along the highway with vending machines or fast food places like McDonald’s, Sonic, or Burger King.
Jesus’ disciples approached Jesus with their solution to the dilemma, (verse 15) “…send the multitudes away, that they may go into the village and buy themselves food.”
Sounded like a plan, didn’t it? Made sense, didn’t it? The disciples knew there was a huge multitude of people, they had been there all day, they were getting hungry, it was getting late, and there was no food to feed them.
Can we keep it real? Am I the only one who usually goes to the Lord with several solutions to a problem before asking Him for one? It just seems like I come up with some pretty intelligent ideas I am sure He will agree with, some of which I was sure He gave me in the first place!
However, Jesus answered His disciples and said, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
They answered and said to Jesus, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
Can you imagine with me what His disciples must have been thinking? What do you mean ‘You give them something to eat? What in the world do you expect us to do with five loaves and two fish?’
Someone reading this right now is looking at your situation and saying the same thing. You are wondering what you are expected to do with the little that is in your possession, considering your great need. You have a multitude of bills but possess very little money. You have a multitude of problems but have access to very little assistance. You have a multitude of issues but have very little resources.
However, I have five little words that I want you to remember. Jesus uttered them to His disciples in verse 17: “BRING THEM HERE TO ME.”
Watch this…Jesus did not tell the disciples to bring the multitudes to Him. He wanted the loaves and fish.
In like manner, in this season Jesus does not want you to bring your bills and your issues and your drama and your problems. Jesus wants you to bring what you believe is not enough to handle it: He wants you to bring Him your deficiencies (whatever you have left). That is what He wants, because He wants to show you how He is going to bless you and those around you with it!!!
You see, we often believe we need more money in order to make it, a better job, a promotion, a new assignment, but what we really need is for the Lord to get His hands on whatever we have left, because He is able to take it, bless it, and do the impossible with it!
Let me see if I can make this live for you. I have been singing since I was eight years old; I entered the ministry and began preaching in 1995. I loved to share the gospel through singing and preaching and planted a church in 2004. In 2008, I started struggling with pulmonary issues and at this present moment, my medical situation has deteriorated to the point where I can only talk for brief periods of time before becoming winded. Therefore, until God heals me, I can no longer sing or preach as I want to.
My singing and preaching gifts have blessed me financially for years; however, as I am no longer able to do so or maintain employment due to my health, I am feeling the financial burden. Yet, while driving to New York on Thursday, I heard the Lord speak to me saying, “There is nothing wrong with your fingers. Bring them here to Me.”
Hence, I started this blog because I can still write! I can still communicate, still inspire, still motivate, and still uplift the people of God even though I cannot preach in this season! If you can read, I can still be a blessing to you!
As Jesus did in the wilderness, He is taking what I have left, blessing it, and feeding the multitudes with it! By faith I did as I was instructed; He will perform that which seems impossible.
It is His desire to do the same for you!
So do not be discouraged in this season. Whatever you have left—regardless of how small it appears—bring it to Him! He will take it, bless it, and allow you to be a blessing to multitudes around you! Listen to His Voice…
“Bring Them Here To Me…”
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