"And they did eat, and were filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets."
We are living in times of great difficulty. Every generation has had their take on this issue of the last days. We are living in the last days of the last days. The world is empty and cold right along with society's handling of mankind. The local church is failing continually. Spiritual food is scarce within the walls of the religious sector. The local testimony has succumb to the world and its ways of doing things. The people are dumbed down, more and more, insensitive, and ignorant to the ways of the enemy. So what are the 'Spiritual' men and 'Spiritual' women to do ?
The key is in Luke 9:17. At God's table, there is bread enough to spare! Each of us have access to a Bible, right? We are to feed on Christ and His words daily. It is food and nourishment for our souls. He is enough! We can have as much of Him as we desire! God never stops us from feasting on Him. His food pantry is open 24/7 and then some. There are always left overs!
Do you spend time in His presence each and every day? Do you walk away after the appetizer is served, or do you stick around for the main course? You cannot rush in and out of God's presence expecting to get fed! If you are interested in building a relationship with the Lord, it takes time. In ordinary relationships, we invest time with the person with whom we are interested in. There is communication between both individuals. There is the exchange of thoughts and feelings, and the sharing of problems. It's the same in a relationship with the Lord. He speaks, we listen, we speak, and He listens. He instructs, we set out to obey, we tell Him all about our struggles, and He actively steps in to help us in any way help is needed.
Not only is there bread enough for us, as we sit at His feet each day, there is bread left over. We can share with others what we've been feasting on. Scripture doesn't tell us what the disciples did with the fragments that remained after the feeding of the feeding of the 5,000 men, but I can assure you, it didn't go to waste!
The Lord God is more than capable to feed us with all the food and nutrients we need for the days journey! We can have as much of Him as we want. We can get a full, complete meal, as many times a day, as we can handle.
It never runs out!
I have found Him to be enough when the pulpit wasn't! I have found Him to be enough when the fellowship wasn't! I have found Him to be enough when all those around me bailed! I have found Him to be enough when as a 'Black Woman', I got no respect in the church and out of the church! I have found Him to be enough!!
We are in terrible times, times that want nothing to do with Christ. Our nation, and all of the nations, are in trouble. Those who should have the answers, don't know what to do about anything. We have the answers for a sick and dying world. We hold the key to survival, to peace, to joy, and to contentment! Let's, you and I, feast on Him daily and feed the hungry while introducing others to Christ!