No, It’s Mine!

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John 6:8-9 (NLT)
8Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. 9“There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?”

Reflect

  The Bible says that we are to be like children. I get it. As I read about Jesus feeding the five thousand, it’s been important to remember
that it was a boy who had the food.

  Instead of him saying, “No it’s mine. I want it. Everyone else should have brought themselves something,” he gave. As a child, he gave. He
gave what he had. And because of his willingness to give, Jesus fed over five thousand men, women, and children.

  We have to get over the “no, it’s all mine” mentality. If that boy had that mentality, Jesus would have still been able to do what He
did, but that young man would not have been included in that miracle.

Respond

  Think about the “no, it’s mine” mentality. How many ways might God have been trying to bless not only you, but others…but you were too busy focusing on what was yours and not theirs…when it all was God’s anyway?

The author is a youth worker from Hartwell, GA.

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