I’m reading John 6 today, and I read about Jesus feeding the five thousand. Jesus asked Philip where he was going to get enough food to feed the people.
I was reminded that Jesus was teaching his disciples two things. First, that Jesus is the source of all our needs. Second, that Jesus is primarily concerned with meeting our spiritual needs. We can see this concern in his impatience with the disciples who could see only the physical.
So I asked myself this morning, Self, what are you primarily concerned about? And to be honest, although there are periods of my life where I am more concerned about spiritual needs, I’m somewhat overwhelmed by the physical needs, and that’s nearly all I have been praying about lately.
I needed my mind to be renewed by God’s truth. May I seek first the kingdom of God in my prayer life. God knows what I need physically, and he cares more about my physical needs than the sparrows. I still have much to do, and God is good to remind me that he cares about those things too. But life is more than renting a house out, or finding a house, or adjusting to a new work schedule of my husband, or wrestling with civilizing my children. All these things consume unsaved mamas, too. I need Christ. I need his love. I need to see eternity in each hour.
And now I need to go help my son make the fudge he’s been wanting to try this morning.