Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people…
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
When Jesus lived here on earth, He didn’t do things that were ‘just for the heck of it’. Everything He did had purpose and meaning.
Everything He did was in light of the day He would die on the cross (break His body for us) and rise again to save all those who would put their faith in Him.
The time He spent with His disciples was purposeful.
The time He had spent with His family before His ministry was purposeful.
When He spoke to the multitude, He spoke to them about things that were purposeful.
It was all with purpose when He:
- Calmed the sea
-Walked on water
-Healed the sick
-Argued with the Pharisees
-Washed the disciples’ feet.
Even when He sat and ate with them, He did it with purpose.
We are supposed to live life the same way. Jesus’ purpose was to die for the sin of the world and everything He did was with that in mind.
When we know what our purpose is for God’s glory, we are to live life...doing everything with that in mind. If you think about it, when we live life this way; the way Jesus did, we find purpose in everything and begin to live life with one thing in mind…
This is the most fulfilling way to live and it is what God has had in mind for us all these years!
When Jesus did all that He was meant to do on this earth, one of His last prayers was this…
“I have Brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” John 17:4
Wouldn’t you love to say that to God one day with complete confidence that you did what He asked you to do? Take the time to give everything to God.