…the Son can do nothing on his own…

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John 5:19 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.

Here’s my problem. I’m one of these guys with 100 ideas before breakfast. I tend to walk into most situations visualizing in my mind what can be improved. I’m guessing some of you readers may be like this as well. I get excited by new ideas, dreams, possibilities. I believe God wired me this way, which can be a great gift. But it can also be a problem.

It’s easy for me to want to pursue things that are of my own making, not the Lord’s making. But over the years I’ve come to learn that my ideas often go nowhere if the Lord is not behind them. Like Jesus, I need to do my best to follow after where God the Father is leading, not where my ideas want to take me.

“…the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing…”

This morning I’m asking myself, “Where in life is God’s grace going ahead of me?” Where do I see evidence of God’s hand at work? How can I get onboard with what God is doing, not the other way around? What would that look like for you?

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