为主劳力 Spend Energy
“不要为那必坏的食物劳力，要为那存到永生的食物劳力，就是人子要赐给你们的，因为人子是父上帝所印证的。” 约翰福音 6:27
“But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.” JOH N 6 : 2 7
Have you ever felt like you wasted your energy on something before? Have you been frustrated about something you were working on and asked with disgust, “What’s the use?” Perhaps the commute is driving you crazy. Maybe the last seven hours of your Netflix binge didn’t really improve your life after all. Maybe the effort you put into grocery shopping didn’t produce the sort of fruit you had hoped. (Get it? Grocery? Produce? Fruit? Just roll with it.)
Jesus doesn’t want you to waste your energy. He doesn’t want you to regret how you spent even one minute of your life. What gives purpose and meaning to all that you do, he says, is himself. Pursuit of him, and the life he gives, is worth every effort. You will know you are spending your energy wisely when you are seeking after Jesus and filtering all you do through him. Everything in your life will begin to fall into its proper place as you find your priority in Jesus.
Dear Jesus, help me match my priorities with yours. Amen.
This devotional time was a great start. How else could you spend your searching for the life Jesus offers today?