Learning from the Loaves
Sometimes it is easier to have faith and believe God will move in other's situations than our own. Jesus challenged the disciples to learn from the miracle of the loaves. He wanted them to know he was not only concerned and filled with compassion for others, but he cared for their needs as well. Growing in our faith to the point of realizing, no matter what comes our way, we look to Him is where we should desire to be. Chaos and difficult circumstances will always be a part of life. How we respond to those challenges is what God wants to change. Can we live a life of Faith?
- Do you ever feel selfish when you pray for your own needs? Do you think God cares about your needs and burdens?
- How we handle difficulty matters. Is/are there a situation(s) you wish you had a "do over" option? How would you handle them differently?
“God you are compassionate and full of love for your children. Help us to recognize that you want us to come to you in faith in every situation. Help us to grow in our faith and depend on you. Trusting you will do for us what we have seen you do for others"
God wants to be a part of our everyday life. Not just when we need him. Scripture calls us to “pray without ceasing” (I Thess 5:16). We practically can do this as we go about our daily lives, continually asking for God to give us right perspective in all things.
Trusting God sounds so easy but when in the middle of difficulty, this can be challenging. Encourage your group to trust God by remembering what he has done in the past in their lives as well as others. He will do it for them too!