They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”
John 6:28-29 (NLT)
The only work God wants from us is to believe on Jesus. This means we expect to see the favor and blessings of God in our lives, not because of what we have done, but because of what Jesus has already done for us. When we place all our trust and confidence in the finished works of Jesus rather than in ourselves, good fruits will be the result.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)
The words we speak can either be pleasant to our soul and bring health to our physical bodies, or similarly our words can bring about sorrow and even sickness. Let us be in the habit of speaking God’s Word over our lives, over the people we encounter, and over situations and circumstances. God’s Word will always bring joy to our souls, and He always confirms His Word with signs and manifestations following.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)
On the cross the great exchange took place. Jesus took all of our sin, and in exchange we received His righteousness. As a result we have been made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God. Receiving our identity as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus is key for us living the victorious life.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Romans 4:8 (KJV)
God is not charging any sin to our account. All of our sins have been charged to the body of Jesus, and it is through our faith in what Jesus has done for us that we have been made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God. Each day we are called to remember this truth, and live boldly out of who we have been made to be.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Psalm 107:2 (KJV)
As the redeemed of the Lord we are to say with boldness that we have been set free from any and all forms of bondage. When we confess our redemption and the finished works of Jesus Christ, we are releasing our faith to lay hold of the victory that Jesus has already made available.