Though making a living is a good thing, has it gotten in the way of making a life? Are we remembering not only the urgent needs of the moment, but also the most important things relative to life and eternity?
Following the incident of the feeding of the five thousand, there arose the opportunity for Jesus to move the focus away from merely the physical to the spiritual. His teaching attempted to direct the mind beyond bread consumed for the stomach’s sake to acknowledging Himself as the Bread of Life that sustains into eternity. (John 6:35 and 51) However, lack of believing(John 6:36) was hindering some from seeing and living as they ought! What’s working in our life?
In turning the focus away from only laboring for food that perishes to that which lasts (John 6:26) we read. . .
“(28) Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” (29) Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”” (John 6:28-29 ESV)
What were they to do? Believe! To believing in Jesus — Who He is, what He has done and what He has taught — is a work. It is something done in response to what has been revealed by God regarding Jesus, the Son. It is an action beginning within to impact further outer actions of faith. (James 2:18)
When believing is what is at work in our life, regardless of what might be seen going on in the world around us, believing will strengthen and sustain us! May believing remain a continuing work in our daily life that other works of faith may also be produced!
Have a great day COMPELLED BY NOURISHING FAITH!