Seeking Direction: Feed the Fish

Thursday, September 29, 2011 Posted by Debbie Legg

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She stands at the edge of the lake, struggling within herself.  The water laps gently at her feet, although she can discern a swifter current farther out.  She sighs as she looks at the partial loaf of bread in her hand.  Do I play it safe, or do I take the chance?  Eat this piece of bread now and gain nourishment for the moment, or place my faith in what is promised to come?  

Her jaw sets.  Her eyes narrow.  She hurls the chunk of bread sidearm, like skipping a rock.  The water gently floats the bread away into the distance.  The current picks up and swiftly moves it out of view.  

Then life goes on. Time passes. She begins to wonder what happened to that crusty chunk of wheat.  Did it sink?  Did the fish have a good meal on her “promise?”  She is unaware of the changes.   Yet things happen to the bread, because of the bread, multiplying the bread.  She doesn’t see evidence of the promise… yet… but it is coming. 

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. (Ecclesiastes 11:1) 

Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.  (Psalm 55:22)

Do you feel the whisper in your spirit?  Take the chance.  I’ve got this.  Go for it.  Let it all go.  TRUST ME.  

Gather up your worries and fears and hurl them.  Compile your bitterness and sorrows and pitch them.  Lob them outta here.  Don’t dunk them gently into the shallow end, close to shore where you can wade out and grab them back up again if you change your mind.  Go ahead and cast them.  

Then wait.  Let life go on.  Watch time pass.  Trust Him.  The promise will be fulfilled.  

By the way, it won't be a soggy chunk of bread that comes back to you.  It will be more bread than even twelve baskets will hold.

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