January 23, 2015
Verse 29: Jesus answered "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
It's kind weird in my mind when I think that I should "believe" when I'm thinking at the same time, I do "believe." But soon I realize believing is a work in progress. In verse 29, Jesus explains the work of God is to believe in Jesus. Then the question is, how do I believe in Jesus? The answers are many and probably different for many, but I think for me, it essentially involves giving up control? Kind of like a team trust exercise where I fall backwards trusting that my teammates got me. Only, in this case, Jesus is my teammate, and he's all powerful, and all-knowing, and he's got me. How great is that? So, what do I have to worry about? This is all much easier said than done especially when the winds are blowing hard.
Application: walk today asking how else I could believe in Jesus