Learn to Rest

Morning Thought: “Jesus said, ‘Have the people sit down.'” (John‬ ‭6:10‬a‬‬). The miracle had not taken place yet, there was still not enough food, yet Jesus had the five thousand sit down. Jesus put the people in a posture to receive the Father’s bread before the provision was visible. The last couple of weeks this verse has continually come to my heart. Jesus calls us to sit and receive. I don’t think anyone would sit at a restaurant that said, “We’ve run out of food.” However, the huge crowd sits when there is only five loaves and two fish. The word ‘sit’ has a message in it. Literally, it is ‘recline’. It was the posture people took at a feast. The same word is used of John when he reclined on Jesus’ chest, resting on the Lord’s heart. Today, recline on Jesus, expecting his miracles and provision as you come to the table of his Word. 

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from nine to twenty-two. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia (https://www.brisbanefire.com). We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School (https://www.holyfireschool.com). I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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