GET TOGETHER- LOOK AND LISTEN TO THE FATHER
Joh 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. (NKJV)
The other night our son-in-law Shaun called us and told us that our seven-year-old grandson Judah had killed a deer. As Shaun was describing in detail how he had shot twice at the deer. He then said that he wasn’t sure that Judah had hit the deer. After this he then went into detail about how they found the deer and other things concerning this deer that I can’t remember at this time. I think the deer was an 8 pointer.
Anyway, what I am trying to say is that in this age of kids getting distracted and people thinking that they can’t listen anymore I noticed that he was looking at his daddy and taking in every detail that Shaun was saying. Yesterday when I picked Judah up he began to tell me things about deer hunting in such detail that I was just outright impressed. By the way I am not a hunter. But I was so impressed that this child could so vividly give me a short course on deer hunting.
Now I think that there are a couple of lessons in that for all of us. First, parents your children will listen to what you say, and they will repeat it. They will also mimic what you do and what you say. Judah practically sounded like Shaun when I picked him up from school yesterday. I knew without a doubt where that he had gotten his information.
What a blessing it is for us as Christians to know that we have a Heavenly Father who is giving out Kingdom information. Jesus was always looking at what the Father was doing while He was on the earth. He sits at the right hand of the Father now. Jesus knows the Father’s will for all of us in our lives and in every other way.
That means through the Holy Spirit we can know what the Father’s will for our lives is. Jesus always listened to the Father and knew the Father’s will. Joh 5:30 “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (NKJV)
So as Jesus is our great and faithful High Priest he will reveal the Father’s will for our lives. He came to do the Father’s will. Joh 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. (NKJV) He also came so that we could do the Father’s will. As Judah listened so intently to what his earthly Father was saying if we will listen to the Holy Spirit He will communicate what Jesus is saying to us. Joh 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Then as we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit we can do the will of the Father in our lives as well.
Think about what I just said. Judah used a high-powered rifle to take that deer down. When we listen to the Holy Spirit he will give us the power that will help us to take down every adversary that has already been defeated that tries to hinder us from doing the Father’s will.
Let Us Pray
Lord today we want to be good listeners. We want to hear what the Father is saying to you concerning us through the Holy Spirit. Help us to listen. Help us to walk in the power to fulfill the will of the Father in our lives.
In Jesus Name
Let 2018 be a year that you can look back on and say that the Father’s will was done in my life this year.