Last night, we read that Jesus calls us to be like Him. He calls us to love. But He doesn’t stop there. Not only must we love, but we are called to do God’s works.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.
Jesus tells us that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him. His words and His works are done by the Father who lives within Him. Jesus tells us: “Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do.” “And will do greater ones than these!” WOW! Jesus calls us to live in Him and to allow God to live within us. When we do, Jesus will continue to carry out God’s works through us. If we ask anything of Jesus in His name, He will do it. Really? Anything?
Yes! Of course, this isn’t a free for all. We have to BELIEVE in Jesus and DO the works that Jesus does and ASK in Jesus’ name. And when we are centered in that way, our asks will be good asks. Anything that we truly seek in Jesus’ name, He will do.
I believe in you. I believe that you are in God and God is in you. Thank you for coming to earth and showing us God’s love and God’s works. Help me to do works that glorify you. Help me to do your will, to follow your plan. You know that I struggle. Help me to stay on course. Help me to see you in others, to love others even when I feel rejected or disagree with them, and to help others love. Help me to be a reflection of you rather than trying to shine on my own. I ask this in your name. Amen.