RESPONDING vs INITIATING
Our faith surges forth, grounding us in a life of Responding through life rather than Initiating our way through life. This life, as You designed it to be lived, was modeled for us by the example our Lord Jesus left, “I tell you the solemn truth, 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. 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 5:19,30).
As He only did things as a result of seeing (with the “eyes of the heart”) what His Father was doing and only saying things He heard His Father saying; so, out of our intimate communion with You, we have the same opportunity to “see” and hear You and “walk in the Spirit”, responding to Your life “willing and working for Your good pleasure” in and through us as it did Him.