Vital signs- Thursday, February 11th, 2021



“After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.””

‭‭John‬ ‭6:1-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


When faced with a hungry crowd of thousands, Jesus tested Philip by asking him where they would get bread for all the people. Philip had a logical mind and quickly calculated the cost of the bread.  Although Philip’s assessment of the size of the problem was accurate, his assessment of the supernatural power of Jesus was not. 

In what circumstance are you allowing the size of your problem to overshadow God’s power and sovereignty over it? Because God is sovereign over our lives and our destinies, we can trust Him with our less than perfect circumstances. 


Father God, help me to magnify You higher than any problem I encounter. Help me to glorify You in my less than perfect circumstances. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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