As I begin another chapter in the continuing saga of my battle with the food idol, something Jesus said caught my eye:
“My Food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” –John 4: 34
Huh? Food, nourishment, comes from God? Doing His will? This is food?
Okay, we know that Jesus ate actual food; we know about the Passover Supper, and the fish and the loaves, etc.
If I ask myself, “What really makes me want to get out of bed in the morning?”
“Coffee” I heard someone say.
Doing the will of God is what drove Jesus to stand strong against the authorities that fought against Him. It was His Food.
Food gives us energy and strength. And it tastes good. There’s even a scripture for that:
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.” -Psalm 34:8
Sometimes before I have to make a phone call that I dread, or go deal with a Customer Service department, I grab a sugary snack to give me quick energy. But that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. I’m supposed to trust God. Or else what is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” for?
So now I am mediating on “God’s Will as Food.”
And so goes another chapter in the continuing Saga.
2 thoughts on “Food. Again. It’s. Food. Again.”
I also turn to food as comfort…too often. I’m going to think about what you wrote and work on that.
Hi there 67,
thanks for stopping by. This is such a huge struggle for me, but I’m going to keep wrestling!