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I have a few issues with the Bible, however, it is apparent that the Bible has a surplus of meaning. Therefore, I can always find something to read and think about. For example, the other night, I came across this statement in the Gospel John, “The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” John 5:19

The statement was attributed to Christ Jesus and it gives pause for thought. First off, I can’t claim to grasp the full meaning, however, I’m confident that whatever meaning I get out of it, I’m that much further ahead.

Last night, I didn’t get too technical when considering this verse. The day was long. I’m dealing with an important assignment at work. But because it always helps to spend some time aligning my thought with God, so I thought about this verse.

I asked myself, “What do I see God doing?” I don’t know. The world seems crazy. Things don’t go as planned. Doubts about a purpose in life creep into the mind.

Obviously, this was taking me nowhere, so I asked another question. “What is God?”

God is Love, Life, Truth.

Then, “What is Love doing?”

Ah, I could see a hint. I had met someone who was patiently assisting me with my important assignment. This was Love’s doing!

I still felt okay, even though I hadn’t got much sleep. Is this Life, living? Yes, I think so.

What is Truth doing? Being truthful.

I continued mulling over seeing what Love, Life, and Truth are doing. I may not feel as though, as a daughter of God, that I do likewise, but it was a good start to affirm what God is doing.

What do you see God doing?

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