Face Your Big Challenge. Raise Your Faith Level.

Friday, January 21, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Matthew 14:15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

Just when the disciples felt the day was done and that they could send the people away, Jesus prepared to raise their level of faith.

The disciples realized that the people must have been hungry, but it did not enter into their minds that thousands could be fed with small provisions. The disciples' "solution" to the challenge was to send the people away hungry. They told Jesus that the people NEEDED to go away. Jesus said, "They do not need to go away." The real NEED that day was for disciples to discover the love and power of Jesus. We know the rest of that amazing story!

When you feel like you have to walk away from a big challenge, remember that the Miracle Worker is with you. Rather than trying to avoid, you can face your big challenge head-on with the power of God.

We need to become more acquainted with the power of God than with making excuses!