Today's verses are John 6:25,26: "When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, 'Rabbi, when did you come here?' Jesus answered them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.'" My child, why do you seek me? Why do you want me to be a part of your life? Why do you have any interest in me at all?
The crowds that sought me in Capernaum, the ones that traveled from across the sea, sought me solely because of the physical and material benefit I could give them. I had given them bread and they wanted more bread. The physical body's need for food recurs over and over again, every few hours. They even wanted to make me an earthly king so I could regularly and daily meet their every physical and material need.
But why I really wanted them to seek me was because they had seen my miraculous signs, more specifically the heavenly miracle of the feeding of the twenty thousand people with five loaves and two fish. I wanted them to note my miracles so they would seek my divine nature, from where the miracles came! That way, they would identify me as the one true Messiah, their Savior, who came from heaven to give them a new life and purpose, a spiritual rebirth of the heart. They would know their sins were forgiven. Their lives would be eternally transformed from the inside out. My kingdom would be established within and without their lives.
Again, my child, let me ask you: Why do you seek me? Why do you want me in your life? Do you merely want me so that I can meet all your needs? Or do you seek me so that I can control every part of your life? Do you only want a convenient God who exists to give you what you want? Or do you want a God to whom you bend your knee to give me what I want from you?
When I am invited into someone's life, I become Lord of all. You become my disciple. Your job is to learn from me. Your desire is to conform yourself to my image. Your desire is for me to make you mature in me, to make you a complete disciple in me. Your life is no longer your own but owned by me, purchased by my shed blood on Calvary's cross. I begin a great work inside you. I will be faithful to complete it, Christ in you, the hope of glory, in process, over the rest of your life.
I am working in you. You may not see it, but I am. Sometimes it is slow and imperceptible. Sometimes it's more overt and immediate. But I am working. I am completing you in me. It is happening.
You can trust me today.