July 29, 2012am     God Sized Happy Meal.    II Kings 4:42-44

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church


Have you ever had a God sized Happy Meal.  How would you feel if you were to God size that?  Are we winning the food fight by Steve Willis?  What will we bring to the Lord? 
II Kings 4: 42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. “Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said. 43 “How can I set this before a hundred men?” his servant asked. But Elisha answered, “Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the Lord says: ‘They will eat and have some left over.’” 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.
What is a God sized happy  meal?

  1. A God sized happy meal begins with God and makes others happy. 
  2. God touched and blessed the man with the bread.  The man from Baal Shalishah makes an offering of twenty loaves of bread and some more grain. 
  3. God directed the man to give the bread as an offering to Elisha.   Bring your offerings into the store house.
  4. God directs us to give of our possessions to Him.  Give the first fruits or the best that you have.
  5. God gives us the faith we need to follow His direction.  Follow the desires of the Lord and take advantage of oportunity to help those who are in need.
  6. God can do the imposssible.  Would there be enough?  20 loaves and a hundred men.  Not counting wormen and children.
  7. God will bless the gifts that you bring in obedience to His plan for your life.  The Lord says they will eat and have some left. 
  8. A God sized problem can only be soved by God.  Problem is there is 100 men not counting women and children but only 20 loaves of barley bread…
  9. A God sized happy meal is a meal that God provides when there is no other way to find food.  He blesses us with His provision.
  10. God’s promise went with the command.  Give and they shall eat and have some left over. 
  11. God blessed the gift and the giver. 
  12. God  brought happiness into their lives.  The people were  happy to have some food.  The man was happy to  give it. 
  13. God gave more than the people needed.  They  had all they needed and then some.
  14. God will give what they need.  What do the people need?
  15. God will use  you and me to give what is needed to get the job done.  What do we have that they need.   Will it help?
  16. Will you give your Lord/time, talent, and treasures to the Lord? 

 

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (2 Ki 4:42-44). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.