Luke 9:16-17, NIV:  Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

You may be blessed with talents. You may be gifted academically. You may be intelligent, witty, or charismatic. You may even look at yourself and consider yourself to be average. Regardless, we are all fashioned for a function, and shaped to surrender all that we are to God for Him to use us as He intended. It is in our spiritual poverty that we truly see what we have to offer, and we offer it all. And God takes what we give, and He blesses it. And where as on our own what we have to offer would not seem like much; with God our little can become much, and can bless so very many. There are times we look at what we have and say, “Lord, who am I to do this?” or, “What have I to give?” Yet through faith we realize that Jesus can take what we have, look toward heaven, and give thanks--and then do with it abundantly more than we could have ever imagined.