When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. John 6:12-13
Jesus walked in supply-consciousness. In the account of the feeding of the 5,000, we see how the Lord was clearly conscious of heaven’s supply in the face of scarcity. (John 6:1–13)
When Jesus saw the five loaves and two small fish, unlike His disciples, He didn’t see the impossible demand placed on Him—feeding more than 5,000 hungry people with a boy’s small lunch. He saw the supply. His disciples, on the other hand, saw the demand. It bothered them so much that they urged Him to send the people home. They were concerned that they did not have enough food for everyone nor did they have enough money to buy that much food.
But because Jesus saw the supply, He was able to thank the Father for the little that was in His hands, and the little multiplied and multiplied and kept on multiplying! Not only were the people fed till their bellies were bulging, but there were also 12 baskets full of leftovers! What an awesome miracle! When grace supplies, it’s always exceedingly, abundantly and above all you can ever ask or imagine! (Ephesians 3:20)
Pause and think about this for a moment. Are you facing a five-loaves-and-two-small-fish situation in your life right now? Is there a situation of scarcity in your finances or family life? Are you struggling to find enough time to get your work done as well as spend quality time with your family? Whatever your area of lack, take some time to reread the last two paragraphs, and saturate your heart and mind with the largeness of God’s heart and supply toward you. See the abundance Jesus wants to bless you with instead of your impossible situation and receive His supply with “12 baskets full of leftovers” in every area of insufficiency!