If you really believe, you will be filled with passion and WANT to do something. So what should we do?
Every believer is called to certain things.
First, Jesus says that the work of God is that you believe that God sent Jesus. In other words, instead of doing, you must first trust.
Whoa! Sometimes, that can be the toughest job of all - trusting when everything around you is screaming, "give up, rely on yourself, God must not care!"
Faith has to be the foundation for any work you may do for God. You have to know down deep in your "know-er" that God has your best interest at heart. When times are tough, you need to know He is working everything out for your good, for His purpose. The reality is, we might not know until we make Heaven what that purpose is. (That's where trusting comes in - again!)
We are all called to pray for one another.
Last, missions should be the heartbeat of every believer. He expects all of us to go, tell, teach (or make disciples) and send. We tell our world around us what Christ has done for us and then give so that we can send those who can go where we can't go. This called the great commission and it is something He wants each of His children to be involved in some capacity.
Trust, Pray, Go, Tell, Teach and Send. Simple words to describe our life's work
What are you waiting for?
For further study:
- James 2:16-18
- James 2:19-21
- James 2:25-26
- John 6:28-30
- Romans 8:28
- James 5:16
- 1 Timothy 2:1
- Ephesians 6:18
- Matthew 28:18-20This post is Day 11 of my series, 31 Basics for Believers. You can find all the posts here.