Saturday, January 16, 2010

Order Precedes Increase

The Lord was reminding me today of certain things in my life I have to make sure I have order on prior to Him giving me the increase in that area. He reminded me of the scriptures where Jesus feeds the five thousand from Luke 9:10-17

10When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

12Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here."

13He replied, "You give them something to eat."

They answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd." 14(About five thousand men were there.)
But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each." 15The disciples did so, and everybody sat down. 16Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people. 17They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Jesus sat them in groups of fifty and then he gave thanks and broke the bread. Did you catch that he set the order prior to the blessing.
I took this as a challenge in my life to make sure we have order in our house, in our family, in our finances and in our ministry that we have to make sure the order is there prior to God increasing it.

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