When we need God to turn a little into a lot
By Teresa LeNeave
Many times in my life I've needed God to turn a little into a lot. What about you? Maybe you need your little turned into a lot right now. You may have a little energy and you need a lot. You may have a little money and you need a lot. You may have a little courage and you need a lot. Good news: God specializes in turning a little into a lot. But, he can't turn our little into a lot if we don't give him our little.
In the New Testament, you'll find the miracle recorded where Jesus took two fish and five loaves of bread and fed 5,000 men. In the Old Testament, he took a little oil and turned it into a lot of oil; he took a little ground meal and turned it into enough flour to last until the draught was over. He took Elijah's little strength and turned it into so much strength that he was able to outrun (on foot) the chariot and horses King Ahab was riding in. (1 Kings 18:44-46).
People often think they have nothing to offer: little or no talent; little or no money; little or no time, but the truth is God always takes a little and turns it into a lot when you give it to him. There are many times we need God to turn a little into a lot.
Do you need a miracle? If you have a problem you can fix then you don't need a miracle, but when you have a problem that's impossible for you to solve, you absolutely need a miracle. Some people need money, but getting a job would solve their problem. Others need money, but spending less would solve their problem.
It's when we have a problem that's humanly impossible to fix that we need God to intervene. Instead of saying, "I don't have the time" or "I don't have the resources" or "I don't have the education", begin to say, "Lord, what little I have, I give to you."
We'll probably not see a lot of miracles until we admit the problem we face is impossible to fix. When we are weak, he is strong. The Bible says with God all things are possible.
Expect to get an answer. Expect a miracle. Most people believe God can, but they have a hard time believing he will (for them). One of the things Jesus clearly said about himself is that he came to heal our blinded eyes. He said, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he (God) has anointed me to preach the gospel (good news) to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed" (Luke 4:18).
The important thing is to admit we need a miracle and then to give him the little we have. I'm not talking about money that you need to pay your bills. I'm talking about whatever it is you need. Is it energy? Talent? Finances? Courage? Give him your little, like the two fish and five loaves, the little boy gave Jesus. When it's humanly impossible, God is still God. Above it all there stands Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, open my eyes so I can see what I have to give. My little talent, my little energy, my little courage. I give my little to you and ask you to multiply it for the need I have.