Therefore many of the Jews who came to Mary, and saw what He had done, believed in Him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done. (John 11:45, 46)
Do you notice how God gets into trouble with the world’s authorities because He isn’t doing things the way they think He should do them? This has always been the case. People think they can define God and limit Him to their way of thinking. We are not dealing with the god of our imagination, but with the God of the universe who is in control of all things.
Lord, keep me from running off and seeking others’ approval for what You are doing and to what you are calling me. Instead, help me follow Your lead and do what You command. Grant that I would learn obedience and flee from this world’s acceptance. Help me be faithful to You, for You are the One who will stand before me and judge all things. May I grow in faithfulness to You and the way in which You lead.
Guide me this day in Your ways, O Lord, that I may walk the path You have laid out before me. Grant today that I would live according to Your Word. Lead me in faithfully discharging what You give me to do this day that all I do will be used according to Your will. May the thoughts of my mind and the actions I do this day be committed to Your glory. Amen.