“So Jesus said to them,
‘When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM,
and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me.
The one who sent me is with me.’”
I have four young boys, and it’s a game we play a lot. I like it because it forces my kids to practice being attentive and listening critically. Kids learn to make sure they only do the actions that are verified.
In today’s passage, Jesus shows us that his own life is marked by a similar process. His life was filled with opportunities. There were good things everywhere for Jesus to do. Yet, Jesus was very focused. He set his eyes on the mission that the Father had given him and he made sure every step of his life was in alignment with his Father’s will.
The author of Hebrews tells us that just as Jesus focused on the Father, we are to focus on Christ (Hebrews 12:2).
Through prayer, I can listen attentively and think critically about my work, home life, and community. As new opportunities arise I want to be able to see what Jesus is doing and act as a follower of him.
Question of the day:
Is there anything you’re doing right now God might be calling you to stop, start or change?