John 6:26, 27 - 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."  


   Widowed in 2008, my mother cooks for one 
and eats meals alone. This has been difficult 
for her because, during my growing up years, she 
found much joy in serving others the food she'd 
prepared. I'll always remember the aroma of freshly 
baked buns, fruit pies with flaky crusts, cinnamon 
rolls, and soups of every sort. She prepared every 
meal or dessert with love. 
   My presence in her home for ten days gave 
Mom the opportunity to cook for two and enjoy 
company at the table. Every morning as we washed the 
breakfast dishes, she looked at me and asked what I 
wanted to eat for lunch. "Soup," I said. She smiled 
and said, "Me too. What type?" The conversation 
continued as we decided which soup to cook and what 
we'd have for a side. A similar conversation took 
place after lunch as we pondered what to prepare 
for dinner and then what to eat for a bedtime 
snack. We followed this pattern, and on the fourth 
day, we both burst into laughter. We'd consumed a 
lot of good food together, but food had also 
consumed us. 
   Food is a gift given for our enjoyment 
and sustenance, but there's so much more to life 
than what we eat and drink. Jesus encourages us 
to invest more energy in His kingdom and less 
on what will not last for eternity. Food falls 
into that category. Enjoy it but keep it in the 
right perspective. Grace Fox 
   Faith Step: Focus on Jesus, the Bread of 
Life, and you will never be hungry again. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2022 Devotional by Guideposts and 


   Which interests you more - who Jesus is 
or what He can do for you? Im afraid that 
too many of us are more concerned about what He 
can give us than we are about getting to know 
who He is. 
   But this is nothing new - Jesus had this 
problem when He walked on earth. The crowds often 
sought Him out for what He could do for them. Even 
though their needs were quite often legitimate, 
Christ knew their motives. 
   There is a fine line between selfishly 
trying to use the Lord to get what we want and 
humbly coming to Him with our needs and struggles. 
Some of the issues we bring to Him are so 
pressing and urgent in our minds that our desire for 
Him to take action in the way we want becomes 
greater than our willingness to submit to His will. 
At times, what we call faith is really a 
demanding spirit. 
   We must remember that our needs will come 
to an end, but Jesus Christ will remain 
forever. If our prayers have dealt only with 
presenting our requests to the Lord, weve missed a 
great opportunity to get to know the One with whom 
well spend eternity. Lets invest time in 
pursuing intimacy with Christ. Then we can enjoy the 
benefits of that relationship forever. 
   How much of your communion with God is 
devoted to your needs - even legitimate ones? Are 
you spending any time getting to know the Lord? 
Although God delights in our prayers and tells us to 
pray about everything, He also wants us to come 
to Him just because we enjoy being with Him. 
[In Touch Daily Devotional by Charles Stanley at 


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] 


John 6:26, 27 - Seeking Jesus.



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 


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