Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there.– Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
What is the one thing you cannot forget to do in the day aside from breathing? I bet it is eating and drinking, your daily bread. Additionally, we spend 1 hour and 45 minutes eating and drinking, according to Satista.com. It might be a tiny fraction of our 24-hour activity but trust me that most of your memorable moments include food and drinks.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of John 6:34-35. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Hosea 13:14: A Ransom Made To Free Us From Death And Destruction
Physiologic Need for Daily Bread
It always amazes me how God knows His creations. For instance, the statement in verse 34, “Sir, give us this bread always.”, illustrates the understanding of God on human beings’ physiologic needs of hunger and thirst. However, this also emphasizes the carnality of human beings. Furthermore, Paul described worldly people by saying, their god is their belly (Philippians 3:19).
The Gospel that John wrote is known to contain the seven I ams of Jesus Christ. And it is logically created by God that He started the series of I ams with the physiological need of a person, hunger and thirst.
Hunger and Thirst for Daily Bread
In the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), Jesus prayed for daily bread. Though, He did not mean only the physical bread. But also the heavenly bread. Yet, I am not talking about the Manna that the Israelites ate while they were in the wilderness (Exodus 16). But pointing to Jesus Christ through the daily Word of God, our daily Bread.
He is the One for whom you should be hungry and thirsty for. Further, Jesus said, I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst (John 6:35). Let us trust in His promise that we will never hunger nor thirst for He is sufficient.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- How often do you eat and drink in a day?
- What is your most treasured memory?
- Can you recall if there was food or drink included?
- Do you hunger and thirst for Christ? Accept Jesus Now.
- Do you take in the daily word?
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- Our Heavenly Father
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13