Everlasting Food – Pr. Lori Nagaoka
 
Scripture:
Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.  Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”-John 6:26-27

Observation:
At times, we limit our faith by only seeing the immediate need we have or by seeing only what we desire God to fulfill at that moment or at that situation. What Jesus offers us is everlasting. In Him, we are given Life, Purpose, and Health. ALL that we ever need is found in Jesus.

Application:
I remember times in my life when I treated Jesus like a “vending machine”: insert my prayer & expect at the “pull”—the “amen”—that it would be a matter of time before the answer would drop down from heaven & all would be well in my world.  In time, I realized Jesus is so much bigger & better than a “heavenly” vending machine.  When I learned to surrender my needs, my wants, my plans knowing that He is Good, Merciful, and Immense, I begin to catch the Truth that all that Jesus has for us has Lasting & Eternal impact. His plan goes beyond just lil ole me.

Prayer:
Jesus, I am so grateful that Your Ways and Thoughts are so much higher than mine or any humans. You are infinite, infallible, omnipotent! Thank you for showing us Your Grace and Mercy each and every day.  I am so grateful that what you offer to me is Everlasting.