Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Be Hungry to Satisfy Others' Deepest Needs


Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. (John 4:34)

  • For some of us, food is more than a necessity.
     
  • It is a wonderfully enjoyable part of life!
     
  • We enjoy sitting down to a well-prepared meal, especially when we are feeling hungry.
     
  • The disciples were hungry for lunch when they returned to the well where Jesus was interacting with the Samaritan woman.
     
  • They urged Him, “Rabbi, eat”.
     
  • Jesus responded to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know”.
     
  • This made them wonder if someone had already brought Him something to eat.
     
  • The disciples were so consumed with thinking about food that they couldn’t see past their immediate circumstances.
     
  • They didn’t understand the significance of what was going on at the well.
     
  • The most important thing to Jesus was to do the will of Him who sent Him, and to finish His work.
     
  • He was focused on the spiritual needs of this woman who desperately needed what only He could give.
     
  • It is easy to become preoccupied with needs of the moment.
     
  • But Jesus invites us to get beyond our own interests — our own little lunch.
     
  • We are to open our eyes to the souls who are searching for answers to their deepest needs.
     
  • Let us join Jesus at the well.
     
  • Let Him use us to tell others about the spiritual food only He can give.
     
  • Let us fix our eyes not just on the things we are interested in, but lift our eyes to see the needy souls around us.
     
  • May the Lord God give us passion for the lost and the joy of seeing others satisfied in Him.
     
  • Let us be hungry to satisfy the needs of others around us.


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