October 3rd, 2012

JOHN SHIRK – From John 6:27:

Jesus said, “Do not work for food that spoils but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

Jesus is pointing out the difference between temporal food and permanent food. The food that we eat satisfies our appetite and fills our stomach….for a brief period of time. But before long, we find ourselves eating again. Then the next day comes, and we are looking for more food to eat. We certainly need food to eat, but there is also more to life than fulfilling our physical appetites.

Jesus said in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”  A good question to ask ourselves today is, “Am I doing something that has eternal significance?” God has a purpose for us to lift up the name of Jesus so that people might put their faith in Him as Lord and Savior. Acts of service, proclamation of the Gospel, and time spent with Jesus are all worthwhile investments with eternal value.

Making God’s Kingdom and righteousness top priority is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk


  1. todd
    October 4th, 2012 at 10:15 | #1

    thank you for the great post and reminder how our god can satisfy all needs and desires through his word and trusting him with everything. love your station!!!! god bless!!!

  2. October 4th, 2012 at 11:18 | #2

    When I receive Jesus in the Eucharist I feel his prescence around me. I like that because Jesus is always there for me. Jesus is my savior.

  3. Yvonne Richards
    October 4th, 2012 at 17:51 | #3

    I’m still in the beginning stages of learning to depend on and trust God again. I’ve been trying to read the Bible online via my phone every day so that I can get nourishment from His Word.

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