“Jesus answered, The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:28
The day after Jesus had fed the 5,000, the people were searching for Him again. He told them not to work for bread that spoils or physical things. They asked the question of what they must do to do the work that God requires. He answers with believing in the one He has sent.
There are many people who state that they believe in God. Yet, as they are “believing” in God, they are not doing what He asks. They will still do their own thing.
Others will state that they believe in Jesus. They will know all the parables Jesus taught. They will know what He did and why He did it. They may have even read all the gospels multiple times. Yet, that belief stops there.
Belief in Jesus is trusting Him in everything He says. It is easy to trust Him for the salvation He provides. It is easy to trust that He loves us and cares for us. But there is yet another level to that belief.
Are you trusting Jesus when He says be His witness? Or when He tells you to walk on the water? Or be willing to be persecuted for His name?
You may never walk on water like Peter did, but you will go through trials in your life that you must choose to step out of your comfort zone into a dangerous location to do His will. You may have to walk in the dangerous areas in order to be a witness to someone who only you can witness to. It may bring some hurt to be an honest person of integrity, yet that is what Jesus wants from you.
Jesus said and did only what He saw His Father say and do. He is telling you to do the same thing. God’s work is to save the world from sin. He sent Jesus to do that. Jesus is now sending you to spread that news.
Are you really believing in Jesus? Are you following Him, trusting His guidance? Or are you doing your own thing, believing in Him when it is convenient and comfortable?
I pray today that you will learn to trust Jesus fully; that you will believe all the words of Jesus; that you will obey the words of Jesus; that you will do the work God desires; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.