Jesus said that his food was to do the will of God, the Father who had sent him and to accomplish His (the Father’s) work (John 4:34). Jesus’ appetite was to seek God’s will and consume it, so that he could be nourished to work out the perfect pleasing will of God, the Father.
If we are followers of Jesus Christ, we should also do the will (not merely aspire or seek to do) the will of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), and accomplish His works.
How can we do this? By fullfilling the commission, that God has given to each one of us.
Ephesians 3:11 reads
vs. 11 – And he gave some APOSTLES and some, PROPHETS, and some, EVANGELISTS, and some, PASTORS and TEACHERS
God’s APPETite is that we are A – Apostles, (or) P – Prophets (or) P – Pastors (or) E – Evangelists (or) T – Teachers.
Point(s) to Ponder:
- What does God want you to be for Him?
- What work has God given unto you that needs to be accomplished?
- Are you satisfying God’s appetite by doing His Will and accomplishing His work?
vs 29. And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
vs 30. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
vs 31. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.