Jesus only does what he hears the Father say to do. That is His standard for us as well. We are living in Jesus’ new government if we do what God asks us to do.
Jesus knows the source of his power and life. The life of a disciple of Jesus is one all about listening to God and deciding to act on what God wants us to do. That is the source of power in God’s world.
Notice the sequence.
I can’t do a solitary thing on my own: I listen, then I decide to act.” ~Jesus
(John 5:30-33 The Message)