Words are an extension of our thoughts, but we are what we think. Proverbs 23:7 says, “As [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he” (NKJV). God desires not just to talk to you, but to “think” to you. When Jesus said, “I do what I see My Father doing” (see John 5:19), He meant, “I do what I mentally see My Father thinking.” God showed Jesus everything He was thinking and said to His Son, “Manifest that for Me.”
When asked why He healed the sick man, Jesus said, in essence, “I am the Word. I manifest the thoughts of God. I have to heal this man because that is what I saw My Father doing.” “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). In prayer, Jesus saw His Father heal, so Jesus healed. The Father wants to reveal His thoughts to us in prayer as well.
“For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does” (John 5:20). Every time Jesus talked about His work, He mentioned the love of His Father. Jesus was saying, “My Father loves Me so much that He does not just talk to Me, because talking isn’t intimate enough. He loves Me so much that He speaks to My Spirit and mind.” The Father will share His thoughts with us in prayer because He has the same love for us. (See John 17:23.) Commune with the Lord in prayer. He wants to share His thoughts with you.
Father, I come to Your throne in the name of Jesus, Your Son. I want to commune with You and hear Your heart and thoughts toward me. Please help me to spend my early morning time with You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Spend time with the Lord to find out what is on His mind.
Reading: Numbers 12–14; Mark 5:21–43
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional