Monday, October 13, 2014
What are You Doing today to do the Work of God?
Then they asked Him, "What must we do to do the words God requires?"
Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent."
What are you doing today to do the work of God? Jesus tells us that the "work" of God is to believe. In the Chapter of John, at this time, Jesus was across the lake from Capernaum. The people had been searching for Him.
They asked this question only after they had their fill of the bread they'd eaten. Jesus told them "Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you." (John 6:27)
So, I ask you, are you working for God? Are you believing?
What is believing?
Believing is something Jesus was urging the people to do. They were worried about the temporary things like food when they needed to invest their efforts in eternal matters.
Jesus wanted them to put their trust in God for who He was, not for the physical conveniences He could offer them.
Satisfying God does not come from the work WE do, but from WHOM we believe. The first step involves accepting that Jesus is who he claims to be. All spiritual development is built on this affirmation.
Still, to believe is more than to work, faith is a gift of God's grace, prompted by God's mysterious work within us.
Declare to Jesus, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God," (Matthew 16:16) and embark on a life of belief that is satisfying to your Creator.
I'll ask you again, What are you doing today to do the work of God?