Game Changer Week 2 Devotional Day 6
DAY 6 – Saturday
Mark 6:30-44; Mark 11:24; Isaiah 40:31; Numbers 11:13, 22; Hebrews 4:15-16. Re-read Mark 6:35-36
How can you live this week expecting Jesus to provide for your every need, your “daily bread”? Reflect on the basic needs you mentioned yesterday. What other needs might you have?
I know I have needs. But at times, I freeze in fear, holding on tight to that fear instead of holding on tight to Jesus! In those times, I forget that God has revealed himself to me in his Word and has invited me to pray expectantly! Jesus said himself: …whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it… (Mark 11:24).
Yesterday we looked at the basic needs we have. We prayed the Lord’s Prayer, and offered up to him those needs. Today, we are looking at the aspect of expecting Jesus to provide.
The disciples did not seem to expect Jesus to provide for the thousands of people before them. There were only five loaves of bread and two fish. They called this to Jesus’ attention – that there was a scarcity of provision. And then, Jesus tells them to provide for the crowd’s needs. And he makes it clear that the situation was beyond human resourcefulness. Then, he performed a miracle that the disciples witnessed.
Jesus is the Living God, and he is actively pursuing relationship with us. He is unlike any other god because of presence with us. That presence means that he is involved in our lives. We just need to remember to let go and cling to him; to trust him with our basic, and greatest, needs.
Lord, we approach your throne with confidence today because you are our great high priest who is able to sympathize with us in our weakness and need. We ask you to give us grace to help us now in our time of need. Amen.