THE STORY OF JESUS: John 6:25-29
“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:29)
Is this all the work that God requires: to just believe?
Believing is more than agreeing with a series of truths.
To profess our faith does not mean we have faith.
To practice our faith demonstrates the reality of faith.
To believe that Jesus is Lord means nothing if I do not obey Him.
A better word to translate ‘believe’ is to trust.
I trust Jesus when I entrust my life to Him.
Whether I see Him or understand Him or not, I will follow Him.
I trust that He knows best, that what He commands is good.
Following Jesus is as simple and as hard as trusting in Jesus.
It means trusting that He set me free from sin and death, for new life!
And it means trying – trusting in His help – to live that life.
Do we believe Jesus is restoring God’s world to be ‘very good’ again?
Then let’s show that belief by joining with Him in that work!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, help me to move beyond mere belief, to a faith that moves with You, like You, for You.