March 2019 Newsletter

 

Attach Your Little to God’s Much

 

Factor God into your “little,” don’t factor Him out of it!

I have a little bit of talent in an area, a little bit of favor in that area, and I take that little bit that God gives me and expect that He will add His much to my little. It’s amazing to see what God does with my “little!”

I feel like sometimes we get into this idea that we factor God out of the little.

John 6:9-13

9“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

The little boy only had five loaves and two fish, but he factored God’s much into his little and it fed over 5,000 people.

Maybe you do have a little. Maybe you have little finances, little talents, or little hope. You have a little “Yes.” I want you to factor God into your little, because when you couple your “little” with His “much,” it achieves miracles like the boy with the five loaves and two fish.

I get really frustrated when I talk to people, especially believers, and they say, “I only have this much. I only have this amount. I only have this opportunity.” It’s almost like Satan has blinded them to see the abundance that we actually have in the Lord.

I want you to take your “little” just like that boy with the five loaves and two fish, and I want you to surrender it! Study that passage of Scripture and see how his giving God his little and attaching it to God’s “much” achieved a miracle. He didn’t hoard. He didn’t say, “It’s too little.” He said, “If you can do something with it, take it. Take my “little” and attach it to your “much;” I’ll watch what only You can do.”

God, I only have a little, but I know You have much. I am going to attach my “little” to Your “much,” and I am going to believe by faith that You are going to multiply it!

 

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GET TO KNOW NATALIE!

 

 

We want you to meet our beloved Director of Missions here on the Autumn Miles’ Ministries team!

 

Q: How did you come on the team?

A: I first was introduced to Autumn when she came and spoke in one of my women’s ministry classes at Liberty University. I witnessed her passion for Jesus and her heart for others. At the end of class, she announced that they were offering interviews for internships. To be honest, I didn’t think twice about it and went off to my next class. While I was sitting in the following class, God was tugging at my heart to go sign up for an interview and apply for this internship opportunity. I didn’t understand it and never pictured myself in ministry, but I went back and interviewed! I have had the honor and privilege of serving with this ministry for five years now and have had the privilege of witnessing God change lives.

Q: What do you hope people would see through the ministry?

A: My hope for those who come across Autumn Miles Ministries is for them to know Jesus. The best way I can put it is through my own personal experience with this ministry as God used this ministry in my life first! The team made me feel loved, welcomed me as I was and was willing/ still are pouring into me. They show me grace daily as I make mistakes and am nowhere near perfect. They have encouraged and challenged me, pushing me closer to Jesus. My prayer is that others would be able to experience what I have, which is ultimately the love of Jesus. He is the ONLY source that can provide everything we are searching for and everything that we lack. He is the one who has healed, restored and transformed my life and has used this ministry to be a part of that!

Q: What is something the Lord is teaching you now?

A: Something God has been growing me in is “waiting”. The wait is hard and sometimes the weight of the wait can feel like it is crushing me with disappointments and trials, seeing nothing change. God has been reminding me of Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 17), Noah and the Ark (Hebrews 11) and Joseph going from prison to a palace (Genesis 37). God has shown me that it is the midst of the wait that I lean into Him and find Him the most! I am learning to surrender my expectations in the “wait”, not relying on what the circumstances surrounding it look like but trusting God through it all. God reminded me that He is working more so inside of me during the “wait” than what I am waiting for! I rather have God doing a greater work inside of me during the wait than working on it.