What is one food you could eat everyday and never get sick of eating it? It’s a question you hear people ask from time to time. It’s also the question that came to mind this morning after reading a portion of John 6 for the umpteenth time over the last decade. John 6 is like that for me. I can read it everyday and receive new lessons and fresh enjoyment in the words and the message.
I wasn’t planning on “eating” it again this morning, but as I picked up my Bible it opened up to that section…and I couldn’t resist. It’s like opening the fridge and seeing a slice of leftover cheesecake. Oh! I guess I’ll have a taste! 🙂
As I read through it again, these two thoughts captured my heart.
What can we do to perform the works of God?” they asked.
Jesus replied, “This is the work of God—that you believe in the One He has sent.” – John 6: 28-29
The simplicity of these words and this response from Jesus is a breath of fresh air for my soul. Can you see why I eat them up?
You know what I require of you, Eileen? Just believe me. Live your days, live your life, believing Me.
Belief is the oxygen required to fan the flame.
Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Moses didn’t give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the real bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”– John 6: 32-33
The One who comes down from heaven.
I read these verses and the song lyrics playing on my heart yesterday morning came to mind. I shared them at the end of yesterday’s blog post.
Heaven, heaven fall down
Spirit, Spirit pour out
On us all now
Heaven fall down
Jesus is the bread that comes down from Heaven. He rains down on us. He pours out His Spirit when we perform the work of simply believing Him. He alone satisfies our hunger.
Lord, I want to live and move and breathe right from here today… right from this spot.
I don’t need to strive. I don’t need to prove.
Taste and see that the LORD is good! How blessed is the person who trusts in him!- Psalm 34:8