August 2, 2012
John 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. “
Observation:  For the Jews, the concern was about ritual purity, or mere survival – enough food on the table to get them through one more day. Our appetites have far more to do with sensual pleasures than the will of God.
Application:  Jesus’ call is for me to hunger after righteousness. I am to long for my Father in Heaven like a deer pants after a brook. But my focus is far more often on diets and my grumbling belly when I fast than it is on the true food, the will of him who sent me, too.
Prayer:  Papa, I don’t crave your will like I do Oreos or Little Debbies. I don’t get a hankering for righteousness. My soul is not parched for you. As much as I wish I craved you and your will like I do sugar, it is not so – yet. Change me. Mold me after your will, while I am waiting, yielded and still. In the powerful and grace-filled name of Jesus I ask this.

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