A Prayer Life: Seeking the Will of the Father Like Christ.
One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles.
Luke 6:12-13 (NLT)
During His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ did not consider His actions, His miracles and His manifold teachings as the satisfaction or fulfillment of His person as God. Although, the crowd and His followers repeatedly wanted to praise Him, He remains obedient and submissive to the father.
He did what He saw Him do. He considers His works, teachings and actions as the fulfillment of the will of the Father, which is the reconciliation of men with God. Therefore, walking in obedience to this ultimate will, before making any decision, whether to proclaim the kingdom or perform a miracle, Jesus always spent time in prayer. For Him, the Father's will was far more important than anything He could do.
One of the most striking examples in His life is when He had to choose His disciples. It is clear that this choice of the twelve was not the fruit of chance, it was the will of God. He had God's approval. To know this will or to have this approval, He spent a whole night in prayer.
My question for you, when you have a decision to make or an action to take, do you seek God's will first or do you trust your human wisdom.