John 6: 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish…”
John 6:12-13 “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.”
Have you ever read your bible and found something that has always been there, but you did not get the revelation of it, until now? Have you ever opened a treasure chest in the word of God, to find jewels upon jewels that are going to be in your life forever? That is what happened to me this morning. I was reading along in the book of John and all of the sudden, I was given a treasure chest that has changed the way I think about God, again. I love when He reveals His nature to me, for His nature is unchanging, which means no matter what I see around me, it does not change what I believe inside of me about Him.
The Lord showed me today, that He returns everything we give to Him with interest! This is not just about money, though we have heard many a sermons on money and the 30-60-100 fold return. It is not about that, it is about a kingdom principle that is unchangeable. Our Father is so generous, that anything He asks of us, He will return to us with interest. When the Lord needed a bread to feed the crowds that were following Him, Andrew noticed a little boy who had five loaves and two fish. When the little boy gave his lunch to Jesus to use as He willed, the Lord gave him back his lunch with interest. He gave five loaves and he got back twelve baskets full of bread. Can you imagine the story he went home and told him mom about what happened that day? This little boy would never forget this experience.
Another time, there was a widow woman who was asked to take her last bit of flour and oil and make a meal for a prophet for he was hungry. When she gave that flour and oil to the prophet, the Lord gave her enough flour and oil for her, her son and the prophet to last until the famine they were experiencing ended. God gave her back her flour and oil with interest, because she took what she had and gave it to Him.
The bible is filled with stories like this. Our God is a God of unlimited resources, however, when He asks to use something of yours, even if it is the last of, whatever, He will return it with interest. Our Father is a generous God and He wants you to know He is trustworthy and that you will receive a return on your investment.