“Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them.” John 1:38
John the Baptist was baptizing in the Jordon River with two of his disciples. Jesus came by and John told them to look and he said “There is the Lamb of God.” At that moment, two of the disciples followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned and asked them a question, “What do you want?” This is such a profound question. Jesus is asking us this same question today. What do we want as we become followers of Jesus? Do you follow Jesus for the life that is easy? “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) This does sound good, but Jesus added something to this scripture. He said “take my yoke.” This means, yes the life with Jesus can be a life that is easy, but it is a life where we have to surrender all to Jesus and allow Him to control our lives. Most of us don’t like that part of following Jesus. We want to control our lives. We want for Jesus to give us the easy life with our commitment.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33) What do you want from Jesus? This is victorious living, seeking the Kingdom of God above all else.