Thoughts From Scripture

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.” John 5:30

If Jesus says “I can do nothing on my own,” should we not be the same way?

Next, Jesus says, “As I hear…”

What am I hearing the Father say to me today? Have I spent time in the Word and in prayer to hear His voice. And if I’m honest, am I seeking my own will or the Fathers?

Jesus sought the Father’s will even unto a brutal death. Remember what Jesus said in the garden just before his arrest?

saying, “Father if it is Your will take this cup away from Me, nevertheless not My will but Yours be done. ” Luke 22:42

Sometimes, it’s hard to take the cup the Father has handed us. But, ultimately, whatever that cup is will be used for our good and/or the good of others.

Our giving, kind, all knowing Father loves and loves and loves. He wants us to come to Him every day. He wants us to ask the easy questions and the hard ones and seek to depend and trust in His omnipotence to handle both.


Praise You Lord and King for all you do. Praise You for Who You are! I seek You and desire Your will. Help me to understand Your Word in greater depth as I read and study. Open my heart to hear Your voice. Show me how to follow my Lord in doing nothing on my own but only what the Father wills. Help me to know the difference between my will and your will in every situation and every encounter today. Help me to yield my will to Yours, Lord. Thank you Father that through the blood of Jesus I can have a beautiful sweet relationship with the One who loves me and created me and knows me. It is not by my own strength or power that I can do Your will, but to You be glory and honor for the the strength You give me.


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