Recently I bought a new car; it was so exciting because I waited so long to get one! The searching and looking part of getting a new car can be really repetitive and confusing.
With mileage, body condition, age and finance plans to work out, there was so much to think about. All I wanted was a nice colour car that would get me from A to B in one piece and could play music!
I couldn’t have done any of this car buying process without my Dad. He’s not a mechanic, but he knows far more about cars than I do. I sent links of cars to gain his wisdom, approval/disapproval. He came with me to garages to check the cars physically, to negotiate with the dealers (something I couldn’t do with confidence) and when I sat in the garage where I purchased my new set of wheels, I kept looking over to him to gain his nod or questions before I put pen to paper on the deal.
All of this experience with my earthly Dad prompted me to think about our interactions and decision-making with our Heavenly Father. No matter what choices we have to make, we have a Dad who has infinite wisdom and wants to be involved in all areas of our lives; from decisions about our future, relationships, to what coffee we order (I definitely walk around supermarkets asking God what to eat!).
Jesus did nothing without being in total step with God. Jesus says;
“Very truly I tell you, 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
A few chapters ahead, Jesus says
“I do nothing on my own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught me.” – John 8:28
Jesus knew He came to this earth not to do His own thing, but the things of His Father. And surely if He was here to do the things of His Father, God knew exactly what choices His Son had to make, so there was no better person Jesus could ask.
It’s the same for us; the Psalmist, David, writes
“Your eyes saw my unformed body, all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” -Psalm 139:16
If all our days are already known and written by our heavenly Father, we should trust in Him to guide us in our everyday.
So whether you are umming and aahing about what to have for lunch or what to do next year, you don’t have to make that decision on your own. Your heavenly Father is here to lead you.
Dad knows best!