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What Do We Have to Do?

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John 6:28-29 The people asked Jesus, "What does God want us to do?" Jesus answered, "The work God wants you to do is this: to believe in the one he sent.

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In my quarter of a century walking with Jesus, I’ve listened to thousands of sermons, and preached thousands more. That’s a lot of stuff … so it’s easy to get the impression that following Jesus is a complex business. Not so.

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “Well, if I’m going to be a Christian, if I’m going to follow this Jesus, what do I have to do? What are the rules? What are the do’s and don’ts?”

Now, they’re not unreasonable questions to ask, because you want to honour God. And, of course, you wouldn’t be the first person to ask those questions. In fact, some people asked Jesus the very same thing:

John 6:28-29 The people asked Jesus, “What does God want us to do?” Jesus answered, “The work God wants you to do is this: to believe in the one he sent.

Sometimes I think what we’re looking for is a formula, a checklist. Just give me the “to-do” list. Give it to me simple, give it to me straight, do this and don’t do that.

But you see, that’s not it. Because doing stuff doesn’t work. Hey, anybody who drives a car, pretty much will break the road rules every time they hop behind the steering wheel. Truth is, we’re not all that good at following rules. In fact, the whole of the Old Testament screams at you, “Following rules will never work.”

God knows that, which is why He just wants us to believe in His Son, Jesus. Not just with your head, not even just with your heart, but with your life. And when you do that, when you put your lives in His hands, all the other doing, just becomes obvious after that.

What does God want you to do? Trust in Jesus. It’s as simple as that.

And that’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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Berni Dymet

Joy it is an absolute privilege. May the Lord bless you as you draw ever closer to Him. And can I encourage you to download this eBook “How to Get Close to God”. Your brother in Christ, Berni.

Joy Todd

Your daily devotions are always so helpful and useful for my life. and I love reading them on line, and also listening to you on Radio Rhema when I am out in my car.

I suffer from depression which has got worse over the years, and especially since my son took his life 15 years ago, but I am so pleased that I have a faith, can pray and know that the Lord is there for me, because if I didn’t I am sure I wouldn’t be here.

This year I want to try and spend more time reading the Bible and good up lifting Christian literature, and making God be more effective in my life.

Thank you for your great words of wisdom and the topics that you share.
God Bless you and your family.

Louise Tweedale

Thanks Berni. I am still crying off and on. Here I go again. My husband is gone to God. I miss the thought of him. He was so sick towards the end. That it was a blessed release. I know it will take time. Could you pray for me and my family. Love in Christ.
Louise T.

Sydney Schubert

I do believe ( in Jesus ) !i follow Him, and I trust HIm ( with my WHOLE LIFE )

S.o, why does this appear insufficient- why are the ones who said – we did this that and the other in Your name rebuked and told
” go away I never knew you, BECAUSE you Did not Do the Will of My Father in Heaven”. MAT 7 : 21 +
I soughtTthe Lord over this and after 4 persistent months, the answer I got to my question – where does that leave me ? – I SEE THE HEART ! ! ! Can you please explain how this squares with word today ?