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We Have No Bread

  • They forgot to take bread; and they didn't have more than one loaf in the boat with them. He charged them, saying, 'Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.' They reasoned with one another, saying, 'It's because we have no bread.' Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, 'Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, don't you see? Having ears, don't you hear? Don't you remember? When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?' They told him, 'Twelve.' Mark 8:14 WEB

    The disciples had forgotten to bring enough bread for their trip. They only had one loaf on the boat with them, and there were at least twelve disciples there. When Jesus told them to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod, they began to immediately look at their physical needs, and their lack of supplies, which was their fault. Because of their oversight of not bringing bread, they probably looked down at their feet and assumed Jesus was scolding them.

    When they began to look at themselves and their failures, Jesus was grieved. He told them 'Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, don't you see? Having ears, don't you hear? Don't you remember?'

    They were not blamed by Jesus for their lack of provisions, but for their lack of faith in His provision. It it always like that. God speaks to us and we immediately begin to look at ourselves as a failure: 'We have let Him down' or 'We don't have enough for that.' Then He says 'Why can't you understand that I was not talking about that? Can't you see? Don't you remember the things I've done for you?'

    When God calls us to do something, we often look at what we have available on hand and then say 'We don't have enough' and that is completely irrelevant to His plan. Jesus had already taken five loaves of bread and fed five-thousand and there were twelve baskets of broken pieces left over. Another time He had taken seven loaves of bread and fed four-thousand and there were seven baskets of broken pieces left over. One loaf was enough. There was no shortage of bread in that boat.

    The disciples were blinded by an immediate need and had forgotten that as they put God's kingdom first, their needs would be met just as the thousands had already been fed. 'Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you' (Luke 12:29'31 WEB).

    After all this time with Jesus, the disciples still could not see past their immediate physical needs. They were yet blind, deaf, hardened and insensitive to the Spirit of God, like us. When they got to land, the next miracle that Jesus did was opening the eyes of a blind man (Mark 8:22).

    Do not look at your immediate needs in fear, and do not focus on your failures. Focus on the kingdom of God and the things that you need will be added unto you. As you trust God and seek Him, He will take care of you. He will make a way, where there is no way. He can make the impossible, become part of our testimony.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please open my eyes and ears. Help me to see and hear what the Spirit says to the church. I want to be a part of what you are doing today. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for all you do for us all.......thank you for RHM online and Pastor Dion. Thank you for all your love and blessings in Jesus’ name I pray , Amen
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 12
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for all of the Blessings you have given me. I am so Grateful for YOU in my life. AMEN

Jun 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!

Jun 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always being there for me when I need you

Jun 12
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Always I jesus name amen 

Jun 12
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Wonderful and simple message. I'm guilty of the same actions, at times. I'm trying to hear, see and remember.  Thank you pastor Dion. God bless this ministry.

Jun 12
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

 

Jun 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for Your Blessings

Jun 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: Jun 12

In Jesus name Amen. Thank You and praise You Father Yahweh for the many answered prayers and the many blessings in my life.

Jun 12
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We want our lives to be for you and your glory.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jun 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father thank You for all You have provided us, teach us how to hear and see Your message and to accomplish it for Your glory. Give us the guidance and support we need to walk and follow Your designs, in Jesus name we pray, Amen. Lord lead us. 

As always great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning 

Jun 12
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Judith B
Judith B

AMEN. Thank you Jesus. Help us to trust in you regardless of what that may come up against us. In the name of Jesus I pray and give thanks. Thank you Pastor Todd for your faithfulness.

Jun 12
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Of course, I read the devotionals EVERY day,, but, this one, speaks VOLUMES to me right now!! I cannot express enough how much this was/is exactly what I needed to hear TODAY!!!!! Thank you, Pastor, for your every single day efforts in the devotionals & for being open enough,, silent enough,, blessed enough to hear His still small voice. I don't think you get "thanks" enough for these things & everyday, I'm thankful for your devotions!!!

Jun 12
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praise God for this truth, Pastor Dion!  I'm living this reality the past two weeks! Do not look at your immediate needs in fear, and do not focus on your failures. Focus on the kingdom of God and the things that you need will be added unto you. As you trust God and seek Him, He will take care of you. He will make a way, where there is no way. He can make the impossible, become part of our testimony. Our God is AWESOME!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jun 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all Your blessings and provisions!! Amen!

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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

YES INDEED AMEN AND AMEN AND AMEN AND AMEN 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Jun 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Jesus for ALWAYS providing my needs and for the love and compassion you give me everyday!  I am truly thankful and blessed to be your child and to know that you will NEVER leave or forsake me EVER!  In your most precious name I pray, Amen!!

Jun 12
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 13