Work=activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.
Ergon (Greek word): deed, doing, labor, work. From a primary (but obsolete) ergo (to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act — deed, doing, labour, work.
“Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so 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 has sent.”
I read this passage and walked away wondering…Am I trying to make this so complicated? Am I trying to find a formula or isolate those areas that “work” for me rather than keeping it as simple as believing in Him? Maybe, just maybe, it’s more of a risk in trust to venture confidently with belief rather than reason, logic and oh, yes…experiences or what’s worked in the past. I don’t want to get what I’ve always gotten…I want to let Him take me places that go beyond what I can ask or imagine.
Just a few rough-edged thoughts…what do you think?
2 thoughts on “Works for Wednesday”
I never thought about the aspect of relying too much on our experiences with God — but it’s a great thought! We should be always looking for something more or new or different with Him.
I don’t know about you, but for a person who likes to analyze life, it’s the hardest thing to stop being “logical” about it all and just follow!
Oh, I am SO with you on it being one of the hardest things to just follow rather than analyze and play the what if and see all the potentials…not that it’s always bad to because that can be a strength!, but there’s a balance and then really it goes back to trust…which is hard!
With experiences, I find myself sometimes trying to recreate a similar situation or moment where I experienced God or felt close to Him and while that can be helpful it can also be limiting Him.