27 So God created human beings[d] in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:27-30
These texts come after the story about creation. God created everything we need for life. He gave us light, air, food, animals and he created companionship for Adam.
As I read through this the thought crossed my mind…. God created all we needed to thrive. He provided for what we would need to “be fruitful and multiply.” He didn’t tell us to go figure it out. He didn’t say, “Look, here’s what I want you to do now go make it work.”
He said, “I’ve taken care of what you need. Now go and be fruitful and multiply.”
He does the same thing with us today. He provides and he says “Go share my love. Tell others about me. Be fruitful and multiply.”
Often we sit around waiting for the right time, the right situation, the right talent, or the right _________________ (fill in the blank). We have it backwards. He has provided for us. Now, we need to just do it. And in case you are wondering….He’s provided the Message, the Gospel. That’s all we really need.
No matter where you are, what you are doing, employed, unemployed, single, married, rich, poor…..you’ve got what you need to share Jesus…..what do you need? Only Jesus!