“Then they said to him, "What must we do to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom he has sent.” ESV John 6:28-29
They replied, "We want to perform God's works, too. What should we do?"
THE PASSION - John 6:29
Jesus answered, “The work you can do for God starts with believing in the One he has sent.”
I’m reminded of Jesus’ response to the man with the demon possessed son that the disciples were unable to set free. He came to Jesus asking if Jesus could do anything. Jesus says, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Believing is not the same as knowing. We all have much head knowledge about many spiritual truths, but since the Father looks at hearts, believing is the issue.
If we examine the places of our hesitation we see they are created mostly by negatives of life, which simply reveal our unbelief. Where we find ourselves conflicted, unsure, double minded or fearful, Jesus would ask, “o’ ye of little faith why did you doubt, why did you reason, why are you so fearful?” These are all indicators of unbelief.
If we simply define faith as an absolute confidence in God and His word, then choose to contradict HIM with our words and actions, we have to know our heart simply does not believe Him or His word. This is the dynamic of what our head acknowledges and what our heart lives out.
The Bible continues to reminds us our hearts are to be guarded and His word is to be held there.
We all want to be doing the works of God and Jesus tells us it’s as simple as believing Him.