God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Thursday, November 2, 2006
The I AM says I Am
What do you seek Jesus for?
I have these words scribbled into the margin of my bible - John 6:24. This is right after the disciples and Jesus had feed the five thousand with five barley loaves and two fish. It is right after Jesus' disciples left without Him in a boat and He decided to take the quicker trip by walking on the water!
24 The next day the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat there, except one, and that Jesus had not entered with His disciples into the boat, but that his disciples had gone away alone. There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
25 When the multitude therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
What would they want? What would you want? What would I want?
They had just experienced the food overflowing - do you think they were hungry?
and what is Jesus' reply?
"Truly, truly I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled.
Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him the Father, even God, has set His seal."
They said therefore to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
It is all about Him folks.
Whatever we want to focus on:
the list goes on!
Think about the Food: i.e. I AM the BREAD!
He isn't the bread that is given for us to eat. He IS the bread. I thought it interesting when a teacher I was listening to tonight said, "think about the manna in the wilderness" Is the manna in the Old Testament a symbol of Christ to come?
small = humility
white = purity
round = eternity
new every morning = intimate daily relationship
This I know. Jesus does not give us something to eat - HE IS what we eat. He's not a fast food restaurant. Chewing on Him is what meditation is all about! He wants us to sit down at His banquet...
He doesn't give us a door for security - He IS the door. He is the way - He doesn't want to tell us how to get someplace - He wants to take us there! Resting in Him.
He doesn't want to give us a vine to build into, He wants to be the vine we are in. The living breathing Jesus, so intimate He will meet us for coffee.
One other thing:
His manna was showered down new every morning...
don't let it go bad
fill up on Him daily!
He's not something to stick in your pocket and save for tomorrow, or the next day, or the next. I know that when I 'talk' about Him, He waits patiently on top of 'the train' I meet Him on.
He meets me there and I am saddened at the moments that I forged forward without Him.
May we feast on the bread (Him) in the mornings.
May we find the door (Him) securely protecting us from harm during the day.
May we florish in the vine (Him) as we grow through our lives.
If I seek physical well-being I will die.
If I seek HIM I will eat.
If I seek protection from this world, I will be bowled over by the evil that is in it.
If I secure myself in Him as my door of protection, nothing can harm me at my core.
If I seek future and all that holds, I will find myself coming and going and become sick to death of myself.
If I seek Him I will LIVE life worth living.
Because He is the I AM, i am
He IS the Bread, He IS the Door, He IS the Vine - HE IS THE I AM
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Thursday, November 02, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.