When the Son of God prays, he has only one consciousness: the consciousness of his Father. God always hears the prayers of his Son, and if his Son is formed in me, God will always hear my prayers. I have to make sure that the Son of God is manifested in my mortal flesh, through the indwelling Holy Spirit. “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Corinthians 6:19).

Is the Son of God getting his chance with me? Is the direct simplicity of his life being worked out in me? When I come in contact with the events of life as an ordinary human being, is the prayer of the eternal Son to his Father being prayed in me? “In that day you will ask in my name” (John 16:26). In which day? The day when the Holy Spirit has come to me and made me one with my Lord.

Ask yourself if Jesus Christ is being abundantly satisfied in your life, or if you’ve got your spiritual strut on. Never let common sense break in and push the Son of God to the side. Common sense is a gift that God gave human nature, but the gift that comes from his Son is supernatural sense. The Son detects the Father. Common sense has never once detected the Father, and never will. Don’t enthrone common sense.

Our ordinary wits never worship God unless they are transformed by his indwelling Son. We have to keep our mortal flesh in perfect subjection to him, letting him work through us moment by moment. Are we living in such dependence on Jesus Christ that his life is being manifested in us?

Wisdom from Oswald

Jesus Christ reveals, not an embarrassed God, not a confused God, not a God who stands apart from the problems, but One who stands in the thick of the whole thing with man.  Disciples Indeed, 388 L