Bible, Faith

Little is Much when God is in It

One day a young boy offered his lunch of five loaves and two fishes.  God used that little bit of food to feed a multitude.  On another occasion, the Lord was given some fish and seven loaves, He used that small amount to feed four thousand people.

Little is much when God is in it.

Speaking to one of His churches, Jesus said,

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.  (Revelation 3:8)

The Lord noticed the Philadelphian church’s “little strength.”  He said it was by that little strength that those believers kept His word and did not deny His name.

Little is much when God is in it.

Sometimes all we have is a little bit.  Maybe we only have a little bit of strength.  Perhaps our faith is small.  Sometimes, we find ourselves with only a little bit of money or resources.  Other times, our joy is little, and our passion is even smaller.

We must realize that it is not our efforts that make the difference.  Little is much when God is in it.  I do not want to stop striving to be what God wants me to be.  I do not want to be satisfied with what I am now; I want to be like Christ.  Yet, I take great comfort in knowing that little is much when God is in it.

This is a truth that has been seen time and again in Scripture.  When God gets in a little, great things happen.  Our God is a great God.

1.  David learned that a little can kill a giant (I Samuel 17:39-46)

What giants are in your life?  Do you feel overwhelmed?  There is a God in heaven who can take your little bit and kill mighty giants.

2.  A widow learned that a little can sustain you (I Kings 17:8-16)

When she trusted God’s word, she found that what she had was enough.  It would not have been enough without the Lord, but trust and obedience found God’s blessings.

3.  A Syrian captain learned that a little show the way (II Kings 5:1-3)

A powerful man learned that all his riches and might could not help him.  A small maid, who was at his mercy, pointed the way to receive help.  Maybe you are not talented and are not very well-known, but God can use you to make a difference.

4.  A widow’s little was more than all the rest (Luke 21:1-4)

She had next to nothing.  Yet, she gave out of her poverty.  She did not give out of her abundance because she had it to spare that week.  God took notice of her gift and said it was more than all the riches that others has cast into the temple treasury.

5.  A little boy’s little helped a multitude (John 6:7-12)

His lunch would barely feed him, but God took it and fed thousands.  Counting the women and children there that day, there may have been as many as 15,000 people.  God used a little to accomplish a lot.

I wonder if you will be willing to put your little bit in God’s hands.  Thank God for what He gives you.  Commit yourself to the Lord, and watch God do great and mighty things!

Little is much when God is in it!

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