“What can we do to perform the works of God?” they asked.
Jesus replied, “This is the work of God—that you believe in the One He has sent.” John 6: 28-29
Believing carries more weight than doing and performing. In fact, belief is the only “must be present ingredient” to tapping into the works of God.
Belief is the catalyst.
Belief strikes the match that ignites the flame.
In order to believe something or someone there has got be a level of trust and faith. And in order to have trust and faith our lives must collide and engage with that something or someone. And if we truly believe in that something or someone, it will become evident in our lives.
I spend a lot of time going back and rereading John 6 where Jesus tells his disciples that He is the bread of life. My faith rests on this being true. If this is not true then my faith and trust in Jesus is futile.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8
“I bless God every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.
I live and breathe God;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:
Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.
God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.
Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.
When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.
God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.
Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.”
Psalm 34 1-9 Message