“You need not be afraid of any assignment I give to you. I will equip you; then I will call you. You need to understand, however, that you will need Me to accomplish your task. I plan it that way. As important as anything is that I call you to do, it is more important that We do it together. Any time you attempt to function independently of Me, you will miss the eternal value of what you are to do. Things may look successful, but much has been lost by your pride. Submit to Me for what is needed as My ambassador. Do only what I ask you to do. Seek My heart to find out how to do it. Need Me. I will be there for you. Eternal values will be the result of Our working together.”
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be whatever is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.
John 4:34 NIV
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”
John 5:19-20 NIV
19) Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, 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.
20) For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.”
John 14:12 NIV
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
Jesus and His Father functioned as One. Because they were One in the Spirit, they could flow in unity. That may sound trite, but it is very important.
An eternal job needed to be accomplished. Directed power from heaven was used to accomplish that task through Jesus. There was no separation, no individuality, no hidden agenda of any kind in Jesus. His heart was the same as His Father’s. His motives were the same. The eternal work was accomplished.
Now we are asked to do the same. We are to seek our Father to find His will and then find His way to accomplish anything we are called upon to do. So many of us attempt to do our will our way and then wonder why nothing works.
Teach me Your ways, Lord,