Daily Devotion: March 27

Luke 9:13
"He [Jesus] replied, "You give them something to eat." They answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish-unless we go and buy food for all this crowd." 

God is not passive in His provision. He aggressively applies His resources directly to the felt need of His children. But His works are outside the small box of unbelief. The Lord's faithfulness flourishes where the soul fluently speaks the language of faith. The Holy Spirit traffics freely on the highway of a trusting heart. Man's natural eye limits the Lord's supernatural supply, but an eternal gaze engages His possibilities.

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where it seems like we lack the Lord's provision. The resources right in front us look like they are limited, without suitable capacity. Can Christ be creative with what He has already given us? Yes, of course, if we are obedient to follow His directives. Faith says yes to God's "what", even when His "how" is unclear. Many times God has already provided for His children. The provision may seem disguised in its unconventional appearance, but nonetheless it is still very near.

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18

Like an explorer on the verge of discovering a valuable treasure, so you may be one step of obedience away from discovering Christ's treasure trove of blessings.

The possibilities of God's provision begin to be defined by numbering the grains of sand in the sea. Jesus is asking you to take the step of faith where you are, so He can take you to where you need to be. Christ wants to change you before He changes your circumstances. He is building your trust to make you trustworthy with His blessings. Like mighty vessels that only cross deep channels of water, so you are the Lord's valued vessel to deliver His unfathomable blessings to others. Perhaps His provision is you!

QUESTIONS 
  1. What are you facing that requires Jesus to provide?
  2. Where can you step in obedience trusting in His provision? 

"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I trust you to provide in Your timing, show me the next step.

FOR YOUR KIDS

Get to Know Your Kids
  1. If you had a secret base, where would it be and what would be inside it?
  2. What’s your superhero name?

Devotional Questions
  1. In what ways can God provide for us?
  2. In what ways can we obey God?
  3. Come up with a super fun way to say this verse. (chant, hand motions, funny voices, song)
  4. Mark 10:27 "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Pray
Take time to pray for the day and to thank God for his provision.

Have Fun
Things aren’t always what they appear to be. Feeding the giant crowd of people seemed impossible but God provided. We might see a situation only one way but we can trust that God sees more and we can trust and obey Him through every situation. Check out these optical illusions and see if you can "see" everything that's right in front of you.
https://www.optics4kids.org/illusions

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