Meat and Bread

Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi,  eat something.” 

But he said to them, “I have food to eat  that you know nothing about.”

Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will  of him who sent me and to finish his work. [John 4:31-34 NIV]

Photo by Uros Kotnik

Continuing on from my Fruitful post a couple of weeks ago, our faith has to be more than sitting in church and hearing the Word. When we are new Christians, we are hungry to learn, and that is good. Just like new babies crave a mother’s milk (see 1 Peter 2:2). But just like babies, as we grow older we need something more to sustain us.

The story of Jesus speaking to the woman at the well gives us a good insight to this. The disciples had gone away to find food for them all, leaving a tired Messiah by the well. But, when they returned and offered Him food, his response was the verses above. I’m sure they were confused by His answer.

But, the fact is that the meat of our faith is living it out, giving out, ministering to others — doing the will of the Father. There is something so satisfying about imparting your own faith into someone else, or it could be an act of service, or praying with someone. It energises you and makes you hunger for more of the same.

We are created as vessels. Not like ponds, where the water which goes in does not go out and becomes stagnant. We are like rivers. God pours into us and we should allow His spirit to flow out again to others around us.

So, my challenge this week is to find someone to minister to, or share your faith with. You will be amazed how ‘full’ you will feel afterwards.

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Published in: on 22nd May, 2012 at 10:34 am  Comments (2)  
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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Great encouragement to do something real. Thanks Amanda. xx

    • Blessings, Dots. I’m sure you do the real stuff every day. 🙂


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