Motivated Spirituality

SylviaRecently I read again what Jesus said in answer to the question of the disciples, "What must we do to do the work of God?"

Jesus replied, "Believe... " (John 6:28-29). That is our work. Paul wrote, "God's work, which is by faith" (1 Tim 1:4).

This is good news. My work for him is faith. I remembered that in the Complete Jewish Bible faith is always translated TRUST, for that's what it means. That puts a different spin on it, doesn't it? My work for him is TRUST.

Romans 1:17 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) "But the person who is righteous will live his life by trust."

Hebrews 11:6 (CJB) And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out.

Ephesians 6:16 (CJB) Always carry the shield of trust, with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (CJB) But for now, three things last - trust, hope, love...

So let's return to the question: "What must we do to do the work of God?" Jesus replied, "Trust..."

God asks us to trust 

that He loves us...
that He is with us this moment...
that He rewards those who seek Him...
that He will provide in the future as He has in the past...
that He is working all things together for our good...
that He is directing us and living His life through us...
that He continually gives the wisdom we need...
that He hears and answers our prayers.

Easy to say, harder sometimes for the heart to fully do.  Father, we want to trust you with all things today. 

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Favorites

  • Christ the King Sunday by Art Going (Holy Trinity Chatham) +

    A thoughtful discussion of how we function as colonizers for Christ the King.  Read More
  • Trinity and Baptisms-David Hyman, Holy Trinity Chatham +

    An excellent discussion of what baptism is about, and the wonderful mystery of the Trinity.  Read More
  • Praying to the Father-David Hyman, Holy Trinity Chatham +

    What does it mean to pray to our Father? Read More
  • Success by David Hyman, Holy Trinity Chatham +

    As followers of Jesus, how should we measure success? Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • God's Healing Touch by Sylvia Gunter +

    Listen to God's word for you in Isaiah 42:3. "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick Read More
  • The Healing Day by Bill Fay +

    It will be okay on the healing dayno more coldest placeon the healing day Read More
  • Inner Healing by Judith MacNutt +

    The following is a clip from a teaching at the MacNutt's Level I School. While brief, it provides a good Read More
  • Healing Ministry & Spiritual Warfare by Judith MacNutt +

    Judith MacNutt on the relationship between spiritual warfare and healing ministry. Read More
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