John 6:11-12 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
It was a meager offering when the young boy brought his lunch of five loaves and two fish to Jesus. Even Andrew said, “But what are they among so many?” (John 6:9). But Jesus took it, blessed it, and multiplied it—and thousands were impacted.
God can take your meager offering and do a lot with a little. A. W. Tozer said, “The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God—not an echo of what others are doing and saying, but an authentic voice.” What the world needs to see today is an authentic Christian, not a perfect voice, not a flawless person (because there is no such individual), but someone who is real. That is what people need to see. The only one that is real is one who is saved and has Christ living in him and through him as he yields to HIM.
John Wesley said, “Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.”
Imagine what would happen if just 100 believers took this to heart. What if 200 did? How about 400? How about 500? What about 800? What about 1,000? What about 2,000 or more? What would happen in our cities? What would happen in our states? What would happen as we really got out of our comfortable life styles and got uncomfortable? What if we really allowed the Comforter to minister through us, where ever we are?
All of us are flawed. All of us have made mistakes. All of us have missed opportunities. But what if we capture the next one and succeed? What if we go to our Recovery Programs and churches tonight and look to be a blessing instead of just receive one? What if we all allowed the authentic, 100% genuine one, to do His work of love through us to others? Let’s turn this world upside down – beginning on your corner this week-end!