Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
Therefore they said to Him, "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?
Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." John 6:28-35
As I was reading this section of scripture today I couldn't help notice that even though they had asked the question, 'What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?' they didn't really go for the answer that Jesus gave them. Have you ever had someone ask you for your advice and then when you give it, because it isn't necessarily the answer they wanted they totally reject the perfectly good advice you gave? Kinda looks exactly like the above scenario doesn't it?
First we have the asking ..."Then they said to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"
Next we have the answer ... "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
And then of course the displeasure/discounting the advice ... "What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?"
I saw this quote today, "Do not ask God to guide your footsteps...If you're not willing to move your feet."
God bless and keep up the good work! Trust and believe!