The scripture for today is John 14:10
John 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak of My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
The connection that Jesus has with the Father is a function of their “oneness.” In a spiritual sense, they are indistinguishable from one another. That is why Jesus said to Phillip, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father; and how do you say then, Show us the Father?” John 14:9
This is the same relationship that Christ came to establish between us and Him. Throughout the New Testament, “Christ in us and we in Christ” is the prevailing theme. We are to be in Him just as He is in the Father. It is out of that “oneness” that Christ lives through His church. And as Christ is expressed through the lives of those He gave His life to save, God is expressed also. The normal Christian life is a life in Christ; in that life, nothing is done outside of Him.
“All that Christ was to the disciples, He desires to be to His children today; for in that last prayer, with the little band of disciples gathered about Him, He said, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word.” John 17:20.
Jesus prayed for us, and He asked that we might be one with Him, even as He is one with the Father. What a union is this! The Savior has said of Himself, “The Son can do nothing of Himself;” “the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.” John 5:19; 14:10. Then if Christ is dwelling in our hearts, He will work in us “both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13. We shall work as He worked; we shall manifest the same spirit. And thus, loving Him and abiding in Him, we shall “grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15. Ellen White, Steps to Christ, p. 75
God bless you as you continue in His service.