Always At Work

Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working... Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does." John 5:17, 19

Jesus walked through this world holding in his heart the baseline assumption that his Heavenly Father was at work, always and everywhere. Jesus practiced a life of full awareness, attuned to his Father's presence and activity. He was so well-versed at it that he could say that he literally did nothing without first sensing what his Father was up to and then joining in with Him.

The goal of the Christian is "to live as Jesus did" (1 John 2:6) - which means cultivating that awareness of the Father's presence and activity all day long. Take some time this day to ask God to open your eyes and to open your ears to what the Father is saying to you and to where the Father is leading you. And pray for the courage to join him in what he's up to.