Who or what influences your life’s agenda? Jesus’ life reflected the Father’s influence, an influence strengthened and sustained through solitude, Scripture and prayer. He resisted the influence of those who did not understand His call from God. How much opportunity to influence your life does the Father have? In the midst of changing circumstances and daily pressures, what are you doing to keep your focus on God and His purposes?
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”—John 5:19
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I long for these words to be true of my life, also. I know that this doesn’t happen by chance. Today, I turn my thoughts toward You, and I humbly come to hear what You have to say to me. In Your name, I ask, Amen.