Are you following Jesus for the wrong reasons? Even a good thing like that can become warped, especially overtime in a broken world. In your walk with God, it is essential to continually check the vital signs of your faith and reflect...How has following Jesus really been going for you? Discover and avoid the warning signs exhibited by the crowd who followed Jesus while being 100% self-focused.
24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires? 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
Practice The Way of Jesus:
In Philippians 2:12-16a, Paul admonishes the believers to “do everything without grumbling” that they may become blameless and shine like stars among this generation. In not grumbling, expressing a complaint in a bad-tempered way, they are able to allow God to work in them and hold firmly to his word. This week, practice gratitude instead of grumbling and meditate on all that God has blessed you with. When a concern does arise, look to be a part of the solution for the concern you see instead of grumbling.