‘For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. ‘
Right after Jesus fed the 5,000 men He gave a discourse about the Bread of Life. He wanted people to know that He was sent from God to do the will of the Father. He wanted them to know He was the Messiah, the Christ, in the flesh.
Jesus wanted to show His followers He could provide all their needs, from bodily sickness to spiritual brokenness of the soul. He used the natural to illustrate spiritual truths and miracles to demonstrate His power.
Many refused to believe in Jesus until He performed a miracle. They were seeking Him to satisfy their earthly appetites while He was trying to satisfy their spiritual poverty. He told them, “you have seen Me and yet do not believe.” (John 6:36)
May we never get caught up in trusting Jesus to solely meet our earthly desires only to miss out on the spiritual blessings that satisfy our soul. Just as we need bread and water to survive, we need Jesus for eternal life and joy. We never need to be so focussed on our earthly problems that we forfeit the joy and peace that Jesus brings into our life.
Do you trust Jesus to meet your needs? If so, why do you worry?
Do you believe Jesus can give you life and life more abundantly? If so, why not seek Him for spiritual blessings that nothing on this earth can satisfy.
Lord, thank You for sending Jesus to come and accomplish Your will on this earth. Keep me from earthly appetites and carnal desires so that I can be filled with the spiritual blessings from Heaven.