When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “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)
Interesting that He already had in mind what He was going to do, but wanted to test Philip. What was Jesus looking for in Philip? Has He ever tested you, and then did a miracle in your life?
It seems as though He knew it would take great faith for His disciples to believe that He was eventually going to rise from the dead. So, maybe He needed to start expanding their minds… Actually it couldn’t have been their minds because nothing about it made sense. It had to have been their hearts.
When we think with our mind, it sometimes becomes our enemy. But when we believe with our heart, even impossible things can happen.
What is impossible in your life today?
If He can feed 5,000 people on a few loaves of bread, He can certainly move mountains for you…. All you have to do is believe with Him, so He can take the smallest grain of faith and make a miracle from it.
Trust him… Unlike many people in this world…. He is worthy and reliable.
Please share your stories of faith with us.