Thinking with my stomach

 Matthew 16:9 “Don’t you understand? Have you forgotten about the five thousand people and all those baskets of leftovers from just five loaves of bread?10 And what about the four thousand people and all those baskets of leftovers from only seven loaves of bread?”

Really needed to read that today. The disciples were thinking with their stomachs. They could only see the problem that was directly in front of them. When that happens, you lose sight of how faithful God really is. I once had a friend tell me that “Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off the goal.” It’s been easy for me to take my eyes off the goal today, focusing on the needs that are right in front of my face (e.g., some issues with the kids’ school, the interview I have tomorrow, etc.) and worrying about those things. It can be easy to merely listen to my “stomach” growl and think that’s the only thing that matters. In cases like that, I can totally miss what God is trying to show me.

God has been faithful. He has shown up in miraculous ways. Why do I think today or the next day or the next day (and so on…) will be any different? It won’t. Because God is faithful.

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My name is Matt Todd. My wife and I have three kids, a dog, and a guinea pig. We adopted our youngest daughter is from Ethiopia. We're definitely not opposed to adopting again. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces and the Indiana Hoosiers. What else do you need to know? You're welcome to... Follow me on twitter at @mattdantodd Friend me on facebook
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