Journal Entry by Cristian Tobar

S – Mark 8:4-5 NIV
'His disciples answered, ‘But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?’ ‘How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked.  ‘Seven,’ they replied. '

O – Observation
With seven loaves Jesus begins to feed the 4,000 that had been with him for 3 days. He felt compassion for them as many of them were going to travel a long distance back home without any food. The place where they were, was remote with no food in sight. Amongst the disciple there was 7 loaves of bread. With this small quantity of loaves, Jesus miraculously makes provision to feed them all and have baskets of leftovers. This is an example of God’s miraculous hand of provision.  

A – Application
As we give God the “little” we have, we are giving to a God that multiplies. His provision of our needs goes beyond what we can see in the natural. The disciples having previously seen Jesus feed 5,000 with 2 loaves and 5 fish. Still asked from their natural perception, “Where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread?” Sometimes we get into this same mindset and ask the question from what  we see in the natural. It isn’t until God asks us the “How many loaves to do you have?” question, which He does in order or in the hope that it reminds us of what He has done for us in times past. All he needs is the small amount that we have on hand. God is a multiplication God and He uses what we have, to bring about a miracle that astounds us..

P – Prayer
Father God, I thank you that you are a miracle working God. You use the little I have and multiply it.