Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
John 6:28-29 (KJV)
To work the works of God—to live in a way that is pleasing to God and to fulfill His calling upon our lives—we are to simply believe on Jesus whom He has sent. When we believe that Jesus is enough to make us righteous, His Spirit works in us to transform us from the inside out. He reshapes our hearts and molds our desires so that they are in accordance with His will for our lives. This frees us bear fruit in His name.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
God is using everything in our lives for good as we accept this in our hearts by faith. And so let us live in a continual confident expectation of seeing God’s goodness in our lives. Regardless of where we find ourselves, let us declare, “Lord, I can’t wait to see the good You have in store for me today!”
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15 (NKJV)
Grace causes us to be thankful, for grace is the revelation that everything we need has already been made available. As we walk in this by faith, one day and one moment at a time, our gratitude gives glory to God. And God’s glory always shows itself in and through the lives of His people as the very manifestations of His grace, His favor and His goodness.
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1 Peter 2:2-3 (KJV)
The Word of God is the spiritual food for our born again spirit. Just as we require physical food in order to be physically strengthened, so too our recreated spirit requires spiritual food in order to become strong within us. And so let us be fed and nourished by His Word, and may we taste of the joy and the fullness of life that is in Him.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
John 15:4 (KJV)
We abide in Jesus through abiding in His Word. As we mediate on the Word of God and what it says about us in Christ, old strongholds are broken, worldly beliefs and perceptions are dissolved, and we become more fully receptive to all that God is seeking to do in and through our lives. Each of us are called to bear much fruit in His name; let us be sure to abide in the vine.
Lord, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us.
Isaiah 26:12 (NKJV)
The more we can trust in God’s Spirit working in us, the more will we find ourselves at peace. We come to find that in all we are called to do, it is really God working in us—always in proportion to our faith—who enables us to walk in victory and live the overcoming life.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will, of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)
When we renew our minds, we replace our thoughts with the thoughts of God, and we exchange our words for the Word of God. The more that we bring our thoughts and words into agreement with God’s Word, the more will we prove God’s good, acceptable and perfect will for us. And the way we prove it is to live it, to see it made manifest in our day to day lives.
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Psalm 98:4 (KJV)
Praise is powerful because it announces that the victory has already been won. When we praise God and rejoice in Him, mountains melt away as we open ourselves more fully to seeing God’s glory manifest in our lives. Let us have a heart of continual praise; let us rejoice in Him on the mountaintop and in the valley, for He is infinitely worthy of all praise!
For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (AMP)
Every born again believer has an assignment from God, we have a role to play when it comes to God fulfilling His plans and purposes in this earth. As we yield to God’s plans and purposes for our life, we ourselves are molded, shaped and developed in the process, the Holy Spirit working in us to make us more fully into all He has called us to be.