Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me
and to accomplish his work." (John 4:34)
What is it that drives you? What is it that gets you up out of bed in the morning and gets you moving? What is the thing for which you are desirous and willing to expend most of your time and energy and resources? While we all have different interests and goals and dreams and aspirations, the reality is all human beings are primarily driven to do all they do for one thing—food. Every war that's ever been fought, every invention that's ever been conceived, every nation that has ever been established has ultimately been driven by this one universal necessity. While oxygen is certainly more important, there is an abundance of oxygen and it's not something we need to worry about producing. So also, with water God replenishes our lakes, streams, and rivers with rain. But food is something we must either find or produce. If given the choice between having clothing or food, we would choose food. If given the choice between shelter or food, we would choose food. For this reason it is interesting that Jesus says in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish all that He has given me.” In other words, the thing that drives Jesus to do all that he does, to think the way he thinks, act the way he behaves, treat people the way he does, and travel to the places he goes, is his desire to please God in everything. This is and should be what it means to be a “Christian,” to be a Christ follower is to be driven by the desire to be like Christ in every way. My prayer for myself and for you, my friend, is that your food will be to do the will of God in everything you think, do, and speak.
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