A Thought for Today May 18, 2018

A Thought for Today May 18, 2018

A Thought for Today: “The Blessing of Jesus”
 
There is power in the blessing of Jesus.
 
Please read the following verses.
John 6:1-15
1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),
2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.
 
3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.
4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.
 
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”
6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
 
7 Philip answered him, “Eight months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
 
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up,
9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
 
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them.
11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
 
13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
 
 
Believers seek the blessing of Jesus.
We realize that without Him, we are sunk.
 
We offer our services to Jesus and he blesses us.
We offer our abilities to the Lord and He blesses them.
 
I have said before and will say again, if any ministry I am involved with is successful, it is because of Jesus.
 
And if any ministry I am involved with should fail, it is because I went ahead of Jesus.
 
Offer Jesus what you have, just as that boy offered his bread and fish.
 
Then prepare to watch Jesus bless and use us, as He wills.
 
“I Surrender All”
 
All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
 
Refrain:
I surrender all,
I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

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