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  1. I think a giving heart is an overflow of a kind and loving heart, and like your takeaway at the end states: Give exactly what we have.

    Whatever we give is enough for God to work with! And if we all do this, He has a lot to work with.

  2. This makes so much sense, Becky! Thank you! I plan to apply this principle to several of my helping ventures. Today is a good day to start!

  3. I like the way you wrote about the boy who had food and it was shared to feed people. I can imagine telling children about that if we did that lesson. The boy most likely did want to share the food.
    No matter what age we are we can help in some way. Prayer works well and being kind to we speak to them. We need to keep sharing the light of Jesus throughout our lives.

  4. Totally awesome and so informative! I get spiritually angry at some of the comments posted in the media world we live in! But with God’s grace, I have learned to pray for the person writing the comments that ridicule, hurt and divide…we must pray for our enemies. Blessings for even more joyous gatherings with your neighborhood friends!

  5. We have to true Jesus to make things in our lives stretch when we can’t give it actually all we hall. Like the Disciples that day they didn’t know how all the people including the children that would have been there that day were going to be fed. So that is why they told Jesus to send them away before it got dark to get food as they were all hungry. Jesus knew what do to feed them all. But Jesus was testing the disciples asking them to not send them away but for them to feed them. Jesus knew that he could use the 5 loaves and 2 fish and make them streach. They the disciples said all we have is this tiny lunch box of 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus told them to get them all to sit on the grass. This where they the disciples saw the miracle. Jesus took the loaves and fishes and bless them on his Father and they in there baskets were passed around to everyone there that day. Every one was fed that day and the leftover baskets gathered up. No one went with out all who came that day to here the king of kings speak. Jesus did what the people couldn’t do that day made the loaves and fishes streach to feed everyone. Jesus can do the same in our lives what we need streached into more if it the will of Jesus to do it for us. But we have to as save people of Jesus trust that he will do in our lives if it his will. If so he will do it on his in his perfect timing not ours. We just have to have patience. Love today reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  6. Thank you for reiterating the story about the little boy, and his generosity to share the 5 little barley loaves and 2 fish. I believe
    that having a thankful heart filled with gratitude helps me to give what I can.
    I know that the LORD will bless the little and make it stretch for HIS Glory. he is Sovereign and in control of every situation.
    Your sharing reminds me to continue to do what I can for the kingdom of GOD.

  7. Becky,

    God only wants our obedience. He expects us to give freely with the resources He has provided. I volunteer with Loaves & Fishes Food bank. Used to go several days a week till my job changed. Now I’m only able to go 1 day a week. I do whatever they need. The people are blessed with food boxes meals each night. God is blessed with my willingness to help out. Everyone has talents & we are expected to use them to bring God glory. Jesus just wants a willing heart to do something. Let the outcome be up to God.

    Blessings 🙂