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Respond: Important Contrast- Determining End Result

Respond: Important Contrast- Determining End ResultWhen Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Phillip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. (John 6:5,6 NIV)


Motivating Monday! I believe simple sunshine would motive us all. Hope we all experience sunshine to start our week. Next, thoughts revolve around how we respond to Jesus and The Holy Spirit’s leading. Grasping today’s truth, will open minds, increase understanding, and experience God’s miracles.


God’s miracles are reachable, receivable, and rewarding. I like this…our 3 R’s to miracles. We have to believe each of these R’s in order to ever experience. When miracles are experienced, we are never the same. Faith to believe increases ten-fold, if not more. When Jesus presents a question, how do we respond? This pertains to spiritual side of life, however, same principle for physical. When faced with need to respond, the following words- stemming from our attitudes, linked to condition of our hearts…are vital.


Philip did not pass Jesus’ test. He immediately saw no way possible, stating, “Eight months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” With the exclamation mark, we see a raised reaction. This would have ended the possibility of any miracle. Andrew, another disciple, respond differently. He looked around for options…keeping mind open locating the boy with five small barely loaves and two small fish. Important contrast here of two ways to respond and difference in the end result.


We have our knowledge tested daily, character and integrity tested, and for believers…faith. How we respond reflects what we believe. Do we believe miracles are reachable, receivable, or rewarding? If tendency naturally goes to the negative, it’s not impossible to change direction of thought. Yet, it will take determined effort to keep minds open, looking for options to present to Jesus, in quest of answering specific needs. What is your need today? Let’s be motivated to grasp this truth and see God work miracles in our lives. He will, He is faithful. The question is…are we?

Be encouraged!



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