John 6:26, 27 (NLT) - Seeking Jesus.

John 6:26, 27 (NLT) Jesus replied, "I tell 
you the truth, you want to be with me because I 
fed you, not because you understood the 
miraculous signs. But don't be so concerned about 
perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking 
the eternal life that the Son of Man can give 
you. For God the Father has given me the seal of 
his approval."  


   An acquaintance called me and wanted 
advice and encouragement. I listened to her 
dilemma, helped her brainstorm solutions, and did all 
I could to remind her that Jesus had not 
stopped loving her. After I got off the phone, I 
felt wistful. She hadn't asked about my life. 
This often happened when she called. She vented, 
asked for support, and then scampered away, never 
taking time to really connect or listen. 
   I wanted to rejoice that Jesus had made 
me available to serve someone else, but part of 
me wished we had a more reciprocal relationship 
- a sharing of our lives. Then I realized how 
often Jesus must have felt that way during His 
time on earth. He responded to needs around Him, 
listened, cared, healed, and provided. Yet often 
people grabbed up His healings or His miracles of 
fish and loaves without understanding what He 
longed for - relationship. Throughout human 
history, God has expressed His desire to be in a 
relationship with us. I don't want to be like the 
followers who only cared about what earthly provision 
they could get from Jesus. I want to pursue a 
relationship with Him, truly seek to know Him, and invite 
Him into every part of my life. 
   Today, let's do more than tell Him our 
woes, pour out our petitions, and then scamper 
away. Let's sit in His presence, ask His guidance, 
and thank Him for being a steadfast Friend. by 
Sharon Hinck 
   Faith Step: Think about the ways you have 
deepened a relationship with a friend. Then ask Jesus 
to show you ways to strengthen your 
relationship with Him. [Mornings With Jesus 2018 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


   Jesus had just fed a multitude of people 
with only a few fish and five loaves of bread, 
and the crowds flocked after him. But he knew 
that they were looking for him because he had met 
their physical needs, so he told them, "Spend your 
energy seeking the eternal life that I, the Son of 
Man, can give you. For God the Father has sent me 
for that very purpose" (John 6:27). Jesus was 
pointing them to the spiritual life he offered, but 
the people were more interested in what Jesus 
could do for them. They wanted him to give them a 
miraculous sign before they would believe in him. They 
still didn't get it! So in this verse he declares 
himself to be the Bread of Life, the One who came 
from heaven to give life to the world. He 
promised that those who believe in him will never 
hunger or thirst again. It is easy for us to focus 
on what God can do for us and spend our 
energies on things that don't truly satisfy. But he 
has put within each of us a spiritual hunger 
that only he can fill. Ask God to stir up those 
yearnings for him today so that you can taste and see 
that the Lord is good. 
   Bread of Life, forgive me for seeking 
after things that will never really satisfy or 
fulfill my deepest longings. Forgive me for focusing 
on what you can do for me materially instead of 
seeking the rich, true life that comes from you. 
Cause me to hunger and thirst for you and your 
life today. [Praying Through The Bible By Fuller 
re John 6:35] 


God alone can truly satisfy the hunger of 
the soul He Himself created and into which He 
put the hunger for Himself. [Source Unknown] 

Only when we develop a personal relationship 
with Jesus and acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior 
do we feel truly "filled." [The 365 Daily 
Promise Bible By Barbour] 







1st of 28: Divine Dining: 
2nd of 28: Pictures of the Divine: 
3rd of 28: A Dirty Bible: 
4th of 28: Cared For: 
5th of 28: Saved: 


If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred