“I can do nothing on my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me.” John 5:30
NOTHING of my own initiative!
Wow! If that were true in our own lives what a difference it would make! The consistency in Jesus’ life of listening to the Father is the model that we should strive for. Jesus was a busy guy, but He did nothing without first clearing it with the Father. He was listening all the time.
JESUS, the son of God, God in human form, did not trust His own judgment. He suspended His judgment in favor of The Father’s judgment—every time.
I am learning to listen more and more to the voice of God. I keep hearing the Lord saying, “Listen to me more!”, and NOW, I GET IT. This is what Jesus did – minute by minute listening to the Father.
Lord, teach me how to do this!