“For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” (NIV) John 12:49-50
“If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.” (NIV) John 8:42
“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.” (NIV) John 5:19
Prior to Christ’s birth, God spoke “through the prophets at many times and in various ways,” (Hebrews 1:1). But, it was through Jesus incarnation that we see the exact representation of God’s being (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus knew that His Father “had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God” (John 13:3). And now with the physical presence of Jesus removed from the earth, WE, as Christians, are called to complete Christ’s mission. . . to continue to reveal God to the world.
Are you doing the will of the One (God) who has sent you? Are you speaking what the Father tells you to say? or are you words of your own choosing? Are you doing what Jesus would do if He were in your shoes? How are you representing God? What does your life reveal about God? Throughout today remember that you are the living representative of the Almighty God for those around you!
Written by Marji “Mike” Kruger