5000 is important to me… really important. It may seem like an average number to you or maybe a big number but to me it is everything.
See in 2010 I had my first baby, a beautiful son named Joshua. If you read about Joshua in the Bible you will be BLOWN away at what God did through JOSHUA and for JOSHUA including making the SUN STAND STILL for a day and a half. So when my son was born I wanted him to know God right away so when he was just a baby I would read to him this one book every night, which was a very simple book about Jesus. I read that same book night after night after night.
One day I am reading this book and I get to this page:
I turn then page and read this page:
The boy gave it to Jesus to share. Jesus fed 5000 people with the boy’s lunch.
If you have heard about this story in church, you may know that He actually fed more than 5000. He fed 5000 men (the ones counted back then). He also fed woman and children that day. What an awesome miracle HUH?
Well I want to tell you that that same MIRACLE is available to you. How do I know? Because I have experienced it.
One day I was reading that book and I got to the pages about Jesus feeding 5000 and this overwhelming “GOD CALL” came upon me that I would FEED 5000. Now for me when God calls me out it is usually like this overwhelming VOICE in my HEAD. For some people they actually hear God or see visions but for me, God knows how to get to me without giving me a heart attack.
I knew that the 5000 I was being called to serve was through my soon to be Ministry with Total Wellness. See I had worked really hard for over a decade in my own striving without partnering with God. The result was good. Over 1000 people that myself and my team served but I also had a lot of burn out and strife. In fact for 5 years I had basically stayed at a stand still even though I was working a lot.
Now that I had a son, I was really thinking that there was no way I could grow my health business because I would be so limited in the time I could work and the places I could go. But that day when God called me out to serve 5000 I realized that HE was going to partner with my little bit to MAKE a LOT.
I think we always get caught up in what we don’t have that we forget that even with a little if you partner with God, we can make a lot. Think about it. I am sure you have complained about not having enough time, enough money, enough talents or skills. Or maybe you think I am too overweight to do (blank), I am too old to do (blank), I am too young to do (blank)… I know you say these things because I have too.
Over the years God has JOKED with me continuously about the number 5000. I would randomly be listening to the Bible in a year on my phone and it seemed like I must have heard that Fish and Loaves story at least every other week especially when I needed the encouragement. Someone would call me and randomly share about 5000 something. It is TRUE I am serious. And I am not the only one who God gave this vision to. Some of my team members have prayed about their business and got the vision of $5000 a month commission. Weird but true.
So what is my point? Through these past 3 and ½ years, God opened up doors for me to learn skills to take my little and make it a lot. He brought me coaches who taught me how to utilize the internet to reach thousands through blogging, email and social media. Having more children and moving across the country has decreased the amount of time I could work in my Health Ministry but yet God has showed up and off growing the amount of people we serve in our Facebook community to 5000, close to 5000 on our email lists and our team of associates serve over 5000 people around the world. And what really makes me laugh is since 2010 my monthly residual Health Ministry income has grown by $5000 allowing us to hire 5 more part time staff members so we can serve more people. HOLY MOLY.
It really, really ROCKS my world and it should ROCK YOUR WORLD TOO. Let’s all learn the lesson from this true Bible story shared in this children’s book.
One day Jesus was Preaching. The People got very hungry.
Look around your environment where is there a need to serve others?
One little boy had five rolls and tow fish for his lunch.
Assess what you do have. What are you talents or skills? What do you have access too?
The Boy Gave it to Jesus to share.
Give what you do have to Jesus.
(Note in the actual Bible Verse it says Jesus took the bread and fish and blessed them by giving thanks)
So why not thank God for what you do have and thank Him for how He will use it to serve others.
Jesus fed 5000 with the boy’s lunch.
Never doubt what God can do through you and your little.
So to summarize:
Find a NEED, Assess what you have, Give Thanks and Ask God to Take your Little and Make it a lot to serve others MIGHTILY.
YOU CAN DO IT. I BELIEVE IN YOU and GOD IS WAITING TO PARTNER WITH YOU TO DO THE MIRACULOUS.
Mary Starr Carter
the Total Wellness Doc and Mom
P.S. Still have trouble believing this? Then read SUN STAND STILL by Steven Furtick or download it on www.Audible.com and listen and learn.
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