In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to
do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
Thursdays with the Disciples
Has God given you a job to do? A mission to fulfill? Then that is the nourishment He intends for your soul. Giving your best to His mission for your life brings the meaning your life was intended to have. We sometimes seek peace in the absence of noise,
in the hidden place, the vacation lawn chair, but the deepest peace can only be found as you move forward with God's mission. It's when you know that you're doing what He made you to do that you find meaningful peace within.
Those who seek a sense of nourishment from chasing self-satisfaction find their moment of meaning quite brief. But those who lose their life to something that matters find life in abundance.
What is our food? What truly nourishes us to the point that we don't feel we need anything else? For Jesus, doing the will of the Father is what drove Him forward. Everything He prioritized funneled into this mission. The disciples have lunch in their
arms, but Jesus has His eyes on something more important. Ever tried to get a child to eat when their eyes are on a different activity? That's Jesus, except His issue isn't a limited attention span. His gaze is fixed on what matters most.
---Dr. Mike Clarensau serves as Senior Director of the Healthy Church Network.
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