I took a bit of a break last week from my blog because I wanted to spend some time just reflecting on my relationship with God. I always want to be sure that the posts I’m making are honest and sincere and not an obligation. Writing a blog every day is a lot of work. I love doing it, but I needed to spend some time being sure within myself that what I am doing is for God and to refocus on allowing him to direct me in everything I do.
So here we are, refreshed on a Monday morning. I was reading in Mark about the conversation the disciples had after Jesus has just finished feeding the 4,000. “Jesus warned them, ‘Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.‘ They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.” (Mark 8:15,16)
Can you imagine how frustrated Jesus must have been at that moment? Twice now he has feed thousands of people from a few loaves and fishes and his disciples think that he is chastising them for not bringing along enough bread. He even has to remind them that each time he fed thousands there were always basketfuls of pieces left over.
I went from this reading to Ephesians 2:2 in which Paul states “…when you followed the ways of the world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.”
I think the point here was pretty clear. When you are hungry and turn to Jesus he will not only feed you with the bread of life, he will give you more than enough. He will give you so much you will have basketfuls left over. But, if you are looking to fill your hunger with the “ways of the world”, you will only find a kingdom of air.