Doing the will of God is food for the human soul and for human strength and development. We were created to do God’s will and in the process live well. Not doing God’s will may be normal for humans at this time in human experience, but sin entered human experience as something unnatural when humanity failed to do God’s will. Doing the will of God is what was once natural for human beings. Adam and Eve tasted the food and strength of doing God’s will before they tasted temptation’s illusion and pain.
When Jesus said doing the will of His Father was His food, He was saying doing the will of God is good and sustaining for humanity. Jesus showed us what should be normal for humanity. Normal is doing God’s will every day just like we need to eat every day.
We are surrounded then by unnatural human behavior that the Bible calls “sin”. Sinning adds nothing to life, but it most certainly subtracts from life. Sin does not feed anyone. Sin steals food from life and moves us closer to death.
As we abide in Christ we begin to experience Jesus’ continuous flow of life and love passing to us and through us as fruit. When doing the will of God becomes as natural as eating we are heading back to normal in the Kingdom of God.