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“They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God?
[What are we to do to carry out what God requires] John 6:28
Personally, I think this is a great question. The people who asked the question had just being rebuked by Jesus (see John 6:24-27).
The question is great but that is not what caught my attention! Jesus reply is what caught my attention. Look at it for a minute:
“Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He sent [that you cleave to, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger]. John 6:29
Our WORK according to the Lord is to believe in Him! I love how the Amplified says it,
“that you believe in the One Whom He sent [that you cleave to, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger]”
That can’t be all God expects from us! There has to be more surely!
There is more, but the main thing is to trust Him, to believe in Him!
This is how Jesus answer looks like in our lives:
In 2015 I believe this is what God is calling us to. Yes, we believe but we need to go deeper. We can’t say we believe but in the same breath try to work things out in our strength, or try figure how things will happen! I am so guilty of doing that.
How many times I have pushed God out of the driver’s seat
How many times I have tried to figure out life on my own
How many times I have forsaken the counsel of God because I thought I knew better
2015 may seem uncertain but believe in Him! Your work is to believe in Him.
Your future may look bleak but believe in Him!
Our job is not to figure out how things will happen, how God’s promises will manifest in our lives, No!
The “how” is what God is responsible for!
Your WORK is to believe [cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in Him]
Personally, there are a lot of things I am unclear about. There are a lot of things I have been wondering about! How will God bring that to pass, how will that happen, how how how????
But the word is clear. Our job is to believe, and we believe because
He is able!
He has a plan and a purpose for us (Jeremiah 29;11)
He loves us.
He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
So with that I charge you to believe! No matter how bad things are or confusing they seem, or unclear, BELIEVE!
The “HOW” is His responsibility!
He can be trusted!
Hi, Rolain thank you for sharing this. God Bless
You welcome Dana!
Enjoy the rest of your week…..!
“The how is his responsibility” – Love this! A great understanding of the text and a good reminder to believe and cleave to the one who has power to do anything…
Thank you Ali.
I will be relying heavily on this word especially when I am tempted to take control of my life! He is so good and He really is in control……God bless you Ali.
I believe! I believe with all my heart, mind, and strength! Great post!
Like you, I have made a decision to believe! To take my faith in God seriously!
I think the enemy loves to get our minds wrapped up in the “how’s” when all God wants us to concentrate on is “Who”.
Yes Lisa. So the goal is to trust. Why try to wrap our head around something we are not supposed to taking on. God is in charge of the “how” but the enemy knows we are limited in our thinking but will try to get us to think we need to figure out the “how” when we are really supposed to be trusting God!!