We will find out as our relationship grows that hearing the Father is based on how well we know him. Jesus tells his Father that he knows that he always hears him: John 11:42, “And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” I also believe that we hear better when we know the one who is talking. Jesus certainly knows the Father well, thereby he could receive what the Father says without any doubt, and disbelief. If we know the Father well, we will know that he always hears us as well, and then we will move in faith in what he says. Matthew 11:27, “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.” Jesus will reveal the Father to those who will come to know him first. It is through the ways of Jesus that we learn from relationship with him that will lead him to reveal the Father to us. Jesus did not do anything of his own doing, and will we learn from him that we must come to the Father without our will in mind? In order to know that the Father always hears us, we must know that we are speaking to him according to his will.
What will bring us to the place in which we just trust what the Father is doing? Jesus is the prime example of how the relationship with the Father works. Are we willing to be about the Father’s business, and to allow him to do what he needs to do through with us and through us? I can remember back when I was a member of the leadership of the Church I was attending at that time. We were to have teams made up to help carry out a different function as part of the over all project. The Pastor asked this one member which function did he want to put his efforts into? The member did not choose a function to be a part of that team, but he did pick a team leader of whom he would be on his team regardless the function. It is not the function in which we should concern ourselves with when it comes to hearing the Father. The only thing that should concern us when hearing the Father is to know that he is the leader regardless of the function. When you know that the one leading always handles his business, then you already know that your business is handled.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.