GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE JOURNEY
John 6:26-29 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
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PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
What I see You saying Father, is that people wanted their stomachs continually filled by Jesus and were wanting Jesus to explain an easy way to get on Your good side. They seem to practice a form of spiritual manipulation– “If I do this, I expect You to do that for me.” and, “If You do this, then I will do that.” I hear You saying You want a relationship – not a contract with me.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
Father, I am going to stop bargaining with You. I’m going to focus on relationship with You through my language. I will call You Father and call myself, son in my ongoing dialogue with You. By the end of the week, I’d like to have my hunger for Your presence be stronger than my hunger for food or entertainment.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Father, I am Your son and You are my Father. Help me to focus upon our relationship this week by calling You Father and seeing myself as son.