“The Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” – John 5:19

Everywhere I go, people tell me that my boys look like me. That makes me proud. Sometimes it drives them crazy.

Jesus was the perfect imitator of His Father. He was always watching the Father, and doing what the Father wanted Him to do. Jesus would leave the crowds to talk to His Father. He would spend entire nights talking to His Father.

The Greek word that’s usually translated “Follower” means “Imitator.” We need to learn to listen for the Father’s voice, and to do whatever He tells us to do. Jesus is our model for this. He is the one we must imitate.

Jesus did NOTHING on his own initiative. WOW! How much do we do on our own initiative?