Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” - John 6:27-29
Dear Lord Jesus, when I read any of the words you spoke, they arrest my mind and make me think hard on revealing grace. There is nothing more antithetical to work than believing in someone else's work. So to say that the work that God the Father requires is to believe in you and your work, blows my mind. I was born believing in myself and really no one else. But you have taught me how wonderful it is to trade that self faith in for faith in you and your wonderful forgiveness and acceptance. I do believe in you and the peace you have made for me on earth and in heaven. I work hard to live in that peace but help me when I struggle with my unbelief. When I am living immersed in your grace I feel confident, free to be myself and free to love others. Oh, Jesus do me and the others around me the favor of fastening me firmly in your grace again today. AMEN
"A leopard cannot change his spots but nothing is impossible for God."