We come to the 5th of the 7 needs we are considering that our daily connect (devotion) with the Lord and regular fellowship with brothers and sisters in Him is designed to meet and satisfy – our daily sustenance.
In John 6, after He fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, Jesus repeatedly offers Himself as the spiritual food that gives eternal life and eternal satisfaction to all who eat.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
It was definitely not the sacrament of Holy Communion the Lord was referring to here as Holy Communion serves the purpose of remembrance but our feeding on Him by faith for both eternal life and daily sustenance.
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.
It is clear from this analogy that Jesus is talking about intimate union that takes place between Him and the one who feeds on him by faith. This union is achieved and maintained by routinely feeding on Him by way of our daily devotion and regular fellowship with the brethren.
Thus, feeding on Jesus by faith is necessary for eternal life and for temporal sustenance. And the place where we receive this DAILY sustenance required for our spirit, where we actually feed on and practically abide in Christ is in our relentless commitment to our daily devotion and plenteous fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is in committing and holding to these platforms that we ensure that our spirit is daily nourished and truly sustained by Christ the Bread of Life – this is where we receive our daily sustenance, nourishment for our souls.
Hallelujah for the provision of such satisfying and fulfilling nourishment from heaven for our souls!
Do you feed your soul on Christ every day?