Would people say that you are a problem solver or a complainer? Problem solvers find a way around the challenge and will attempt many different combinations until they have success. Complainers make everyone aware of the problem, but rarely offer solutions. When faced with a crowd of 5000 hungry people Jesus turned to his disciples and said. “You give them something to eat”. Mark 6:37. Their response was to look within their means and try and buy enough food. Sound familiar? When faced with challenges it is only natural to look and see what WE can do about it ,but this will only bring natural results. It is s not until we turn to God, that the miracles flow.
Jesus told them to see what was available from the crowd. The disciples found a boy with five loaves and two fish, but they still responded naturally. They disregarded the lunch of a small boy, because their focus was on the size of the problem not the solution. Our challenges can be so big that we fail to see the small steps to victory. We underestimate the power of multiplication that flows our way when we give what we have to God. What could God accomplish in your life with just a few moments of prayer? Prayer releases the power of God in our lives. Jesus took the loaves and the fish and prayed. Was he praying for the food or was he asking God to provide for the need? I believe he was asking God to provide for the need. There was no way that the boys meal was going to meet the need of the crowd, but God is not bound by natural law. He operates under SUPERNATURAL LAW, which is why He can take five loaves and two fish and feed a crowd of 5000+ people .
Doubt is the biggest enemy of faith. Doubt hesitates, Faith initiates. FAITH turns to God. Pray and release the power of God into the circumstances and take action, no matter how small the action may be. God takes all our small beginnings and multiplies them. Elijah understood this his when his servant came and told him that he had seen a small cloud not much bigger than a man’s fist. That was enough for Elijah. He said to his servant, ‘Go, tell Ahab to make haste; there is the sound of abundance of rain.” Elijah knew the small cloud would bring drought breaking rain
. … with God all things are possible. Matt 19.26
Cherry blossom lipstick: check Smokey eyes: check Skinny jeans: check Dead kid in the mirror: check For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too. Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally. Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance. Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim… Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?