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All of You is more than enough for all of me,

for ev’ry thirst and ev’ry need.

You satisfy me with Your love,

and all I have in You is more than enough.

“Enough” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio (2002)

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Listen

When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

Jesus replied, “I assure you that you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate all the food you wanted. Don’t work for the food that doesn’t last but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Human One will give you. God the Father has confirmed him as his agent to give life.”

John 6:24–27

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Think

Do you have a favorite restaurant, one that you return to again and again? Think about your favorite meal there. Now, imagine that you could return as often as you like, free of charge. Friends have camped overnight to win a year’s worth of meals; imagine dining on the house for life!

That’s what the crowd following Jesus is seeking. A day earlier Jesus fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. The crowd is convinced they’ve found their meal ticket, and they’re willing to cross a lake to follow Jesus. When they find him, Jesus promptly diagnoses their motives: “You are looking for me … because you ate all the food you wanted.” He then gently redirects their desire toward “the food that endures for eternal life.” Jesus wants to be more than a buffet. Physical food is vital (as Jesus affirmed by feeding them the day before), but Jesus wants to offer them so much more. What request are you bringing to God that might hide how much more God wants to provide?

Joshua Hays

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Pray

Gracious Provider, thank you that you care about my physical needs. But thank you even more that your care doesn’t stop there. Help me to trust you for the needs of my body and my spirit, my daily bread and “the food that endures for eternal life.” Amen.

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Go

God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. That way, you will have everything you need always and in everything to provide more than enough for every kind of good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8

Joshua Hays

Joshua Hays is Associate Pastor of Discipleship at First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas. A graduate of Union University and Samford University, Joshua enjoys road biking, cooking with cast iron, and reading in the hammock with his wife Rebecca and their dog Cooper.

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