Please Be Seated!

Posted: November 21, 2008 in Bible, bible study, children, Christian, church, faith, family, finances, life, love, Personal, Religion, Thoughts, wisdom
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Mark 8:1-9 records Jesus feeding the 4000. The text begins with Jesus telling his disciples in his compassion that he is concerned about the people who had been listening to him for three days. He did not want to send them off without anything to eat. They had a few fish and loaves of bread which Jesus blessed and distributed among the over 4000 present before sending them on their way.

Mark 8:6 “He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so.”

Jesus addressed a basic need out of compassion for those who followed him, filling that need to overflowing. But it was not until the people obeyed the voice of the Lord, ordered themselves and sat down that they were satisfied. Can you imagine all of the commotion with thousands of men women and children milling around for three days and suddenly the Lord saying, “Please be seated!”

This is a reminder to me that when I am anticipating provision from the Lord, that I need to be seated. I need to be still. But before that I have to drop everything and focus on the Lord, giving Him my undivided attention so that I can hear his instruction.

Are you in a waiting pattern right now? Have you positioned yourself to hear His instruction? Sometimes if you want to be filled, all that is required of you is to be seated.

  1. Rickr0ll says:

    “There was a great earthquake. But God was not in the eathquake. there was a raging fire, but God was not in the fire. Then there was silence. In the stillness God was there.”
    Very jedi-ish lol. But it says something about God. You can interpret it A: God speaks to those who are meditative, calm, patient B: There is nothing to hear, and meditating as such can lead one to listen to the voices in thier own mind that lead them to believe in a God. or C. that God wants someone to wait for him becaue he is too lazy to be proactive in the world. All three are possible and are well known to happen.

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