Jesus My Source

Posted: November 18, 2009 in Bible, God, Joy, Love, Peace

Today I would like us to look at who are source is in this world. Jesus gave us many great signs and miracles to see that God is our provider. Let’s gather around the feeding of the five thousand. Let us look from the eyes of Philip. Many of us have acted just like Philip and we need to look to see what was in Philip’s heart and let’s change our heart or else we will end up like Philip. Philip was doubtful and not able to recognize who or what Jesus could do in this situation.

John 6:5-7 

5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

Philip could only see what was evident in front of him. He could not get past the feelings in the natural. He could not see into the spiritual things at that very moment. Many times us Christians get to a fork in the road and we can not seem to look past the natural. Jesus already knew what was in Philip’s heart. He already knew how he was going to answer. Many times while speaking to Christians, I find myself knowing what someone is going to answer, after I ask the question. Has this happened to you? Let me give you an instance… When someone is a negative person and you try to show them something positive, they will still be able to think about something negative and answer negatively.

Philip could not get past how large the crowd was and how was these 200 pennies going to feed all these people. He did not look to Jesus, but he looked to himself and others to fulfill what was needed. Look a little further in the scriptures and you can see that, not even Andrew, could get past the same thing that Philip saw.

John 6:8-9 

8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, 9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

We tend to look at the circumstances around us and forget to look to the Author and Finisher of our Faith. There is something that pleases God most and that is Faith. Hebrews 11:6 says But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

These 2 men who were disciples, still were looking at the current circumstances instead of looking at Jesus who was their source. When you read in the book of John, you see that these men had experienced Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath, just before this chapter. Did they not understand or recognize who was in front of them? Did they think that this was too much for Jesus? How many believers think this way? Imagine if every believer would just look to the Lord, instead of looking to their bosses, their jobs, husband, wife, father, mother, brother, Pastor… ETC. There would be a lot of prosperous Christians out there. How is it that we see more Christians hungry and in poverty?  I used to be one of these people! The reason why I know this, is that our focus changes from God and we begin to focus on life’s troubles. We look to other avenues, people, and  places instead of the Joy of our Salvation, our Provider, our Peace, our Strength. (Jesus)

Let’s stop leaning on the arm of people and lean on and into the arm of Everlasting (Jesus). Let’s start confessing God’s Word instead of confessing what we only see and have now. God will supply all our needs and He is our source. We need to give thanks the way Jesus did and we can expect great things to happen to us as well.

Choose to enjoy your day and look to Jesus. Seek God’s face!

You are Blessed and Highly Favored!

Study John 6:1-12

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