First Half of My Father's Business

by Wayne Cordeiro on September 19, 2022

Happy Monday. It is September 19, 2022. We are in London on our Pentecostal Heritage tour and today is the late Queen Elizabeth's memorial services. She was the longest reigning monarch in history. Of course, with men, that is measured in years, but we have a Monarch who Was, and Is and Is to come, and His kingdom shall have no end. But this Monarch didn't live in a walled castle; He came and lived among us. But, even from a young age, He was always about the Father's business. What did that look like? You may be surprised. Read on …

Today's Reading:

Ezekiel 47,48; Luke 2


“And it came about that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all that heard Him were amazed at His understanding and answers … And He said to them (his father and mother who were looking for Him), ‘Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know what I had to be in My Father’s house?’” (Luke 2:46-47, 49)


Jesus gives us a glimpse of what it takes to be about our Father’s business. It begins by listening and asking questions. We may be fueled by zeal, but we may not be genuinely about our Father’s business if zeal is not coupled with listening and asking questions. 


Interestingly, Jesus was not healing the sick, preaching the Gospel, or opening blind eyes. Instead, he was listening, asking questions, and answering with an understanding that demonstrated comprehension. His responses validated His grasp of truth, principles, and right perception. He called this process “My Father’s affairs.”

The work of God is often thought of as activity, and even fruitless or barren activity can be registered as the “work of God.” But here, the Lord instructs us to an area often forgotten … the crucial area of preparation, study, learning, and mentoring. 2 Tim. 2:15 says, “Be diligent to show yourself approved unto God, rightly living in the Word of truth as a workman that need not be ashamed.”

Even this process, Jesus calls “My Father’s Business.”

The final Scripture of that paragraph registers the results. “And Jesus kept increasing in …

  • Wisdom
  • Stature
  • Favor with God
  • Favor with men


Father, please teach me to be a learner. Being prepared is indeed part of “My Father’s business.” So may I show myself “approved unto God” as I do Kingdom business.

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