Sunday, October 06, 2013
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
"Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.” (John 5: 19,20)
You see, Mothers, Jesus Himself did the works of the Father, in a way that, Whoever saw the Son saw the Father. Generally, this happens, nowadays, in our household with our children. Our Children mimic everything we do. I have a two year old and everyday I'm amazed on how she copies everything.
The Lord Jesus did what the Father did. Now, this caused quite a controversy with the Pharisees at that time, because they didn't believe He was the Son of God. They were religious people, therefore, they didn't practice what He taught.
This happens today as well, many attend the church, "like" what they hear the man of God preach, but they don't practice it.
They are considered today's "Pharisees". With their actions they deny the Lord Jesus.
As a mother, we tend to get angry when our children don't obey and follow our teachings. Imagine our Father.
So, if we are truly daughters of God then we must do what He does in like manner and those around us must see Him in us!
This is why the baptism with the Holy Spirit is so important. When the Holy Spirit comes upon you and abides inside of you, He will guide you and direct you in everything you do. He will teach you to do as the Father does!
This way if we do this, our children will follow a great example. They too, will practice what God teaches us, without having to force them to do it. Many children, teens don't do good things, exactly because of this, they don't see God in their parents.
Let us in these 21-day fast of Daniel meditate on our actions, and seek Him with all our might, so we can truly glorify His name through our lives.
Mariasol Cook - Toronto - Canada