Feeling rather overwhelmed, I approached my father for a priesthood blessing. I was blessed that the Spirit of the Lord would help me with my math, and that I would perform above my natural ability.
As I worked hard that quarter, I could literally feel the fulfillment of that promise. I gave my small offering, and the Lord expanded my abilities. Not only did I get an A in the class, but I scored 100 percent on some of the tests, including the final.
I hadn't thought about that faith promoting experience for a long time. Last Sunday, it surfaced unexpectedly as I was teaching Sunday School. We were talking about the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and the small offering of faith made by a lad. I shared my experience with the class but continued to ponder on why I suddenly thought about it.
Although the story was faith promoting for others, I believe the main message was intended for me, right now. Whether it's five loaves of bread and two fish or diligent study for a math class, the Lord expands our ability beyond our natural capacity. It really is simple. I just need to turn to the Lord with my offering, with all I have, and he will take care of the rest! With that in mind, I must get to work and go make my small offering today.