John 6:23 "Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after the Lord had given thanks"
The Father was so glad about this that He wanted the Holy Spirit to write this down - the miracle happened after the Lord had given thanks. This is referring to the miracle of multiplying the loaves and the fishes to feed over 20,000 people in John 6:11.
The miracle happened after Jesus had given thanks. We can have 98% health in our body, but still focus on the 1 or 2% that hurts. God wants us 100% healthy, but we tend to focus on the little that we don't have at that moment. You may not be in the home of your dreams yet, but the miracle will happen "after" you give thanks. It could be that your child is out there doing his or her thing. What will happen when you give thanks for full restoration?
But why did the Lord give thanks? He is the Lord Himself. Because He is showing us how we need to receive a miracle. A miracle of provision, a miracle of healing, a miracle of parenting your child, a miracle in your marriage, or a miracle for your mind. If you're always distracted, remember, that's the work of the enemy who wants you to take your eyes off of Jesus and onto your need.
Martha was "much distracted"…how can you be distracted when the Lord Himself is right there in your living room!!? Why are you thinking about food when the one who multiplied the loaves and fishes is in your presence? This was purposely put there for us. I believe that many of you will testify to awesome miracles before this year is out "after you have given thanks". We are already seeing them in our family. Give thanks, then get ready!