Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.”

John 4: 34

 

During such a special time of year as the Christmas season, there is a lot of conversation and information out in our world about food. There are recipes to prepare, special meals that need to be planned, and eating often becomes the central point of gatherings of family and of friends. It would be my wish that these times of gathering and celebration would be deeply satisfying and truly rewarding for everyone involved, and I pray that the Lord will bless these times with His presence and with His peace and joy.

 

Still, there is a much more important way that Christ wants to feed us; for, He wants to provide each of His own with the abundant riches of a diet of pure spiritual food that is provided by His Spirit and that is supplied out of the Father’s will. When the Spirit of Christ is our primary source for nourishment, we will never be hungry; and when we view life as a banquet where our satisfaction comes from doing the Lord’s will, we will always be feasting on the very best. Then we are supplied with a cup of grace that never runs dry, and regardless of our status, financial wealth or lack of it, or physical health; the Lord provides us with a robe of honor to wear and a prominent seat at His table of blessing.

 

Today is the day of feasting. This is the hour for the festival of celebration of Christ’s victory. Now is the time to be filled with His purpose so that you can reach out to others with the hand of invitation that reaches across the great divide that sin causes. The party has already begun, the joyous sounds of heavenly laughter are in the air, and there is always room for more family at Christ’s table of salvation. Be filled with the Spirit and let His light of invitation shine out from you into the darkness.

 

 

 

 

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Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.”

John 4: 34

 

In this verse Jesus has redefined meal planning, and He has made it very simple. For as it was for Jesus, so it can be for all of us who follow Him. God provides us with a true banquet of His blessing, grace, and purpose. He grants each of us His continuous presence, and He fills the seconds of our lives with the riches of His purpose. Christ calls to us to respond to the same calling that He followed.

 

Although we are taken from the darkness, the cold, and the starvation of this world and seated in glory in the Kingdom of God; we still need to choose to participate in the feast. Full enjoyment of the bounty that Christ has purchased for us is not found in being present; it is made real by being engaged. While Jesus was living in the flesh with us, He did not live a passive life of reflection on God’s truth. Jesus went into the lives of people, and He touched those lives with love, healing, justice, and grace as the Father instructed Him to do.

 

Likewise, we will find our true filling, our real satisfaction, as we go into our world and do the will of God. We do still need to be continually prayerful, and we never can stop searching the Word of God to gain understanding of Him and of His will. However, the result of prayer and of study of God’s Word should always be engagement with his Creation. Christ draws us out of our selves and into the places where He walked. He directs His followers to see the great harvest of souls that are all around us, ready to be cared for and loved by the One who can bring them relief from the hardship and the oppression of living under the death sentence that sin imposes. Deep satisfaction is found as we feast on the banquet that is God’s will for each of us.

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.”

John 4: 34

 

During such a special time of year as the Christmas season, there is a lot of conversation and information out in our world about food. There are recipes to prepare and special meals that need to be planned. At this time eating often becomes the central point of gatherings of family and of friends. It would be my wish that these times of gathering and celebration would be deeply satisfying and truly rewarding for everyone involved, and I pray that the Lord will bless these times with His presence and with His peace and joy.

 

Still, there is a much more important way that Christ wants to feed us; for, He wants to provide each of His own with the abundant riches of a diet of pure spiritual food that is provided by His Spirit and that is supplied out of the Father’s will. When the Spirit of Christ is our primary source for nourishment, we will never be hungry; and when we view life as a banquet where our satisfaction comes from doing the Lord’s will, we will always be feasting on the very best. Then we are supplied with a cup of grace that never runs dry, and regardless of our status, financial wealth or lack of it, or physical health; the Lord provides us with a robe of honor to wear and a prominent seat at His table of blessing.

 

Regardless of what the calendar says, today is the day of feasting. This is the hour for the festival of celebration of Christ’s victory. Now is the time to be filled with His purpose so that you can reach out to others with the hand of invitation that reaches across the great divide that sin causes. The party has already begun, the joyous sounds of heavenly laughter are in the air, and there is always room for more family at Christ’s table of salvation. Be filled with the Spirit and let His light of invitation shine out from you into the darkness.