Sunday, March 4, 2018

Feel Full on This Diet

Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.”
But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.”
“Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other.
Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing His work.
John 4:31-34 (NLT)

This exchange with the disciples occurs just after Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well, offers her living water, and reveals himself to her as the Messiah. Jesus is exhilarated by the encounter. He is full in the best possible sense and the disciples want him to eat. No, thank you, my nourishment comes from doing the will of God.

Have you ever experienced this exhilaration?

I feel it when I recognize God’s work through me. I am psyched, pumped, jazzed. The adrenaline surges and I want to tell everyone. It’s an amazingly joyful feeling.

At that moment, the last thing I’m thinking about is physical hunger, or for that matter, whether I’m cold or tired. I’m full of a joy only God can provide.

Is this the kind of water Jesus offers the Samaritan woman? After this complete stranger summarizes her life’s mistakes and reveals his identity, she drops her water jug and races to the village to share her story. She has tasted the living water.

These nourishing experiences grow our faith and increase our confident hope in God’s promises. A steady diet of ‘doing God’s will’ fills us with His joy and life that is truly life.

A steady diet of ‘doing God’s will’ fills us with life. (tweet this)

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