“So Jesus explained, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does’” (John 5:19, NLT).
Ester, my oldest daughter, came to show me the blouse she was thinking about purchasing. “What do you think about this one, Mom?” she asked.
“Have you asked Holy Spirit, honey? He always has an opinion about everything,” I replied, smiling at her. A few moments later, she remarked that she was feeling a definite sense of peace about the purchase. She bought the blouse.
Does that seem like overkill, getting Holy Spirit’s input about a $20 transaction? I honestly don’t believe it is. Here is the life model Jesus gave us to follow: “So Jesus explained, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does’” (John 5:19, NLT).
One might question, “But doesn’t that mainly refer to important ministry decisions?” Jesus said “nothing.” He did absolutely nothing without following the Father’s lead. The word “nothing” implies, not even the seemingly small and insignificant decisions of life. In other words, Jesus did not even move a muscle, upon waking in the morning, without leaning into the Father’s intimately present involvement.
This is how He invites you and me to live too. And what a beautiful, freeing way to do it! You know how when you are Continue reading Involving Jesus in the Little Things