In John, Chapter six, we read how Jesus feeds five thousand people with five small loaves of bread and two fish – one of his many miracles. Then Jesus went across a lake to a mountainside to rest. The next day, some people of the crowd, that he fed, found him.
Jesus told them that they were looking for him not because of the miracle he performed but because they were filled after eating the food they were fed.
Later in the same chapter Jesus explains that he is the bread of life. He told the people that whoever comes to him will never be hungry or thirsty. He wasn’t talking about physical thirst or hunger, he was talking about spiritual thirst and hunger.
When you have a deep spiritual need, how do you attempt to satisfy it? When you’re sad, grieving, hurt, lonely, worried or afraid what or who do you turn to? Is it food? Alcohol? Pornography? Gambling? Illicit sex? Some other harmful or addictive habit or some person?
Jesus wants to satisfy your deepest needs. You may not be conscious of it, but deep inside, we are all hungry for Jesus because God created us in such a way as to need him – to be satisfied by him alone.
If you’ve been turning to an unhealthy habit or to someone other than Jesus to meet your deepest cravings – your deep spiritual needs – than confess it to God.
Then cry out to Jesus and allow him to satisfy you!
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