Written by Donna Mitchell for The Life
Then Jesus discloses the truth. “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” Mid conversation with the disciples, the Samaritans begin making their way toward Jesus. Likely pointing to the crowd, Jesus said, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”
The Lord’s food for us is doing the will of God, being willing to be sent, and finishing what the Lord assigns us — pointing people to Him! Then others too will discover this satisfying food and begin to do the will of the Father who sent Jesus and sends us.
Father God, help us seek you and your will for our lives, to do all that you have assigned for us. Like Jesus, we want to experience the satisfaction from the food we know nothing about…doing your will and finishing your work. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen!
Go Deeper — Spend time with Jesus and ask Him if there are ways you are trying to satisfy your soul apart from Him. Are you willing to leave those things behind in order to seek to follow Jesus wholeheartedly and to do His will? What steps do you need to take? Ask Him!