I love the fact that Jesus was so connected with God that when he prayed in public, it wasn’t for his sake but for the sake of those listening. In his time alone with God, he had already had the vital conversations. God had already given him his brief. He had the big picture and knew how to respond in every situation. For example in John 11 when Lazarus died, Jesus knew God’s intention and purpose for the whole saga and his job was simply to cooperate with God’s agenda.
Do you also notice that there are some people who’ll never agree with you, regardless of what you say or do? So quit trying to impress them or justify yourself and get along doing what God has called you to do!
Lord, I earnestly desire to be soooo closely connected to You in my times with You that I’m not praying in panic whenever I face a tough situation in my day, but I’m briefed and know what Your intention and purpose is. May I daily cooperate with Your agenda, without being distracted by the many critics who’ll never be impressed anyway by anything I say or do. AMEN