v10-11 “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.”
If we are to be like Jesus, we acknowledge God the father. He has good works for us to do (the way we live, talk, act, work, serve, raise kids, etc.). If we do this in a Godly way, it will be evident... or not.
v13-14 “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
My friend Ralph always challenges me as to why we pray in Jesus' name. In reading this today, I believe that it is because he gave the power (through Jesus on earth). If we pray in Jesus' name, we acknowlege that there is indeed power here on earth (through Him as it was in Jesus).
The proof is in the "putting". God the father "putting" Jesus here on earth, "putting" power within Him to carry out the works He called for Jesus to do. "Putting" the power of the Holy Spirit within us, thus "putting" power in our hands to do His work here on earth.
v15 But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you
v20 I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you
Am I "putting" Him first?
The proof... is in the putting!