Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired December 22, 2002.
You know what? God doesn’t need a lot from us. God does not require a lot from us. He just asks that we make available to Him what little bit we have. And we, like Phillip, oftentimes find ourselves in a crisis of faith because this scenario of life that faces us is overwhelming. There is no possible way that we can accomplish the work that needs to be done; to do the things that need to happen; to bless and meet the needs of the people that God brings our way; and we find ourselves scratching our heads, overwhelmed. And sometimes we find ourselves facing that crisis of faith over a job, over a marriage, over a wayward child. We find ourselves struggling with illness, and we find ourselves struggling with financial problems. We find ourselves facing odds that overtake us and overwhelm us, and like Phillip, we come to the conclusion that there is no possible way. We can’t do it. And you know what? When you find yourself in that place, you are actually in the best place to be. When there is no other direction that you can go but to Jesus…
“Oh God, we’re so few and we’re insignificant. We have nothing to offer you, God. I don’t see what we can accomplish.” How many times have you found yourself sitting within your fellowships, facing a struggle to go out and evangelize, facing a struggle to help those in need in your community, facing the struggle of going to hospitals and praying for those who are sick and in need, and have come to the conclusion, “How will that do any good? I am so small. I am so insignificant.”
Jesus is King already. There is nothing we’re going to do to physically put Him on the throne that is already rightly His, but you know what that King will do? He will judge our hearts. He knows our thoughts, and He, He, will do the blessing, and He will equip you and I to be part of that blessing. All He asks is that we make available to Him what little we have in order to see the great things He can do with it. Be encouraged. Family of God, be encouraged! I don’t care who you are or what you’ve done. I don’t care how good you are or how bad you are. I don’t care what some have told you [that] you deserve or don’t deserve. Jesus looks at you with eyes of compassion. He desires to bless you. He desires to take the loaves and the fish that you have in your life and use them to bless everybody else around you, if you are willing to allow Him to have that place in your heart.
Pastor Dave Elkins