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The Father’s Business

Arizona sunset 2013

Arizona sunset 2013

“And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business.” Luke 2:49

These are the first recorded words of Jesus when he was twelve years old. Even here, He knew His place was to do the Father’s business. The word business is not in the Greek text. Other translators say Father’s house. I like the word business. It conforms to others sayings of Jesus. “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (John 4:34)

In Henry Blackaby’s workbook, Experiencing God, he says God is always at work. Our place is to find out what He is doing, and join Him. Jesus came knowing He was to do God’s business. “But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.” (John 5:36)

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” (John 5:19) Jesus only did what He saw the Father do. All the things Jesus accomplished He saw the Father doing.

With Jesus as are example, we too are led by the Father. That’s why we have to look to the Father for our marching orders. We can’t come up with a plan and hope God blesses it. We have to take His plans for us and run with them as they are blessed.

I’ve been to many church growth seminars. I’ve listened to countless experts and pastors say how they grew their church. I always went away motivated, but with the certainty if God doesn’t show me His plan, then I’m wasting my time.

The final words of Jesus were, “It is finished.” (John 19:30) Jesus had finished the Father’s business. He had finished the work God had sent Him to do.

That’s what each of us want to do. God’s plans have a time limit to them. At some point we finish the work. Maybe God turns the work over to someone else. Maybe it’s the end of that work. Only God knows. We just keep doing what we see the Father doing until the day we can say, it is finished.