…“What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
When I first became a Christian, I was led to believe that once you accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God everything after involved some type of work. Oh they didn’t say it exactly but they used the scripture, ‘working out your salvation’ to convince you that life, as a Christian, involved work.
I was shown and taught in a number of ways what amounted to nothing more than rules and regulations in the form of steps that you had to do to become a ‘better’ Christian. Then one day, I found the same question in the Bible. But the answer was very different!
In the Gospel of John, we find Jesus being asked the same question by the multitude that had been awed by His miracles—“What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” The people had seen Jesus healing the sick, and feeding 5,000 men with only five loaves and two fish.
Notice how Jesus answered them: “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” It appears the greatest doing is believing—believing in Jesus the sent one, who has done it all for you at the cross!
If you are asking, “What must I do to receive my healing?” the answer is this: Believe in Jesus, who “Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses”. (Matthew 8:17) I’ve witnessed numerous healings and not one involved something they had to do. They had simply believed that Jesus bore their diseases on His own body. There was nothing for them to do, except to believe. In the instances I witnessed, I happened to be in Colombia. The people there don’t have a plan B, like insurance. They were healed right before my eyes by only believing.
When the jailer asked Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30–31) The greatest miracle in your life happens not by you working and trying to save yourself, but by you simply believing in Jesus who died to save you from eternal damnation and to give you eternal life. Why then, should the lesser miracles of healing or financial breakthroughs be any different?
What is the miracle you need today? There is nothing left for you to DO, but everything for you to BELIEVE, because Jesus has done it all for you! Instead of relying on Plan B, stick with Plan A, the Author and Finisher of our faith.