But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. (John 4:32-34 NIV)
Motivating Monday! Time to be motivated! A perfect example of Jesus’ thoughts higher than ours and his ways not our way. His disciples were thinking surface level. Thankfully, Jesus did not leave his disciples confused, He explained- as He will do with every individual willing to learn. Spiritual understanding is not out of reach. It’s simply a matter of will- having a desire to know Jesus and understand His thoughts and His ways. Our hearts begin to change; no longer desiring to operate in self-will mode. In midst of Spiritual revelation, God’s will becomes dominant part of our being.
Jesus’ concern is to do God’s Will and finish His work. Are we concerned with these two areas? Are we doing God’s will and are we finishing His work? This is the food, Jesus is talking about to his disciples. God’s Word is infallible, an inspiration given to His selected writers. John would be the one to point out the other disciples lack of understanding. Food? Did someone bring Jesus food? Sound familiar? Let’s not stay at this surface level with Christ. Take time each day to seek and find, taste and see that The Lord is good. As we do this…we begin to hunger and thirst after righteousness. More we seek, more we find- what we find increases worth more than priceless jewels.
My daughter is a numbers girl, she has always loved math. While this is excellent, she does not enjoy reading. Since reading is the basis to all learning, I am requiring her to read two novels this summer. This is a terrible idea to her, yet, as parents we think higher and our ways are not our children’s ways. We know reading broadens vocabulary, increases cognitive abilities to name a few. Studying scripture increases understanding, knowledge and wisdom. As this happens faith increases and trusting Jesus seals our walk with Christ. Our minds become open to all His ways- higher thoughts and ways that are not ours. This my friend, becomes amazing experiences.
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