Using Little Things in a Big Way
Sunday, August 29, 2004
In this story we have the Lord feeding 5,000 men with 5 loaves and two little fishes. On another occasion, there were seven loaves and a “few fishes” that fed 4,000 (Matthew 16:9, 10).
It’s wonderful to see how the Lord can take something so small and seemingly insignificant and turn it into something big. It reminds me of the following story when, during a Wednesday evening church meeting, a very wealthy man rose to give his testimony.
"I’m a millionaire," he said, "and I attribute it all to the rich blessings of God in my life. I can still remember the turning point in my faith, like it was yesterday:
I had just earned my first dollar and I went to a church meeting that night. The speaker was a missionary who told about his work. I knew that I only had a dollar bill and had to either give it all to God’s work or nothing at all. So at that moment I decided to give my whole dollar to God. I believe that God blessed that decision, and that is why I am a rich man today."
As he finished it was clear that everyone had been moved by his story. But, as he took his seat, a little old lady sitting in the same pew leaned over and said: "Wonderful story! I dare you to do it again!"
It might have been a little more difficult for him in deciding to give his millions verses the one dollar he gave before, we don’t know. We do know this; God can take a dollar and turn it into millions just like He did in this story.
In turning our attention back to the message, I’m certain that what I say this morning will not be new to anyone here; however, I hope to touch on some things that will provide some fresh insight and maybe lend some significance to the needs you have today.
Maybe by the time we all leave here this morning, we will feel as if we, too, have been fed and completely satisfied by the Master. Allow me to ...
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