03 Aug You Can Cooperate with Heaven’s Miracles
Jesus gave them this answer: “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.” John 5:19
The Jews took offense to the fact that Jesus would heal this man on the Sabbath. Jesus responded by explaining that He was only doing what His Heavenly Father was instructing Him to do. It is important to recognize that every miracle Jesus performed, He did as a man filled with the Holy Spirit. Even though He was God, He emptied himself of that privilege of performing as God so that He could illustrate to His disciples that He was doing these miracles with the help and power of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore Jesus is offering to His disciples and to all of us the way that we can continue His ministry: by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. When we are tuned in to what the Father wants to do at any given moment, the Holy Spirit quickens to our hearts what we can do to cooperate with Heaven’s miracles.
This section of scripture challenges me to see what the Father is seeing and move with heaven to carry out His will here on earth. As I have moved with the direction of the Holy Spirit, I have seen people get healed physically, broken hearts mended, broken relationships reconciled, and people coming to Jesus to receive salvation.
Nothing is more important than continuing the life and ministry of Jesus today through our lives. I desire to be near to the heart of my Heavenly Father so that I don’t miss any opportunity of ministry He’s bringing my way.
Dear Father God, help me to grow in being sensitive to your voice and hearing what your Spirit is saying to me each day. I pray that you would open doors of opportunities where I can pray for people to be healed and brought to the saving knowledge that is found in Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus, come and fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I will be empowered to see what the Father is doing and move in concert with His healing power.