Day 238 – One Step at a Time
On: June 26, 2015 | By: SWLadmin
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After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.” Luke 19:28-34
I know the story of Jesus pretty well, and with these verses, Luke leads us around a bend in the road and suddenly Jerusalem stands before us; and with it the reality of all the horror and glory that was to be the climax of Jesus’ ministry.
But I get ahead of myself. Jesus had a crystal clear picture of the path He had to follow, in fulfilment of Old Testament prophesy. (Zechariah 9:9) And He took one step at a time
Which begs the question about my life. I might not have a map of the Life of Simon drawn out in detail by biblical prophecy; Jesus was unique in that. But do I believe that God has a plan for my life; have I taken the time and trouble to find out what it is; and am I disciplined and determined enough to pursue it? Luke spelt out mearlier on this trip (9:51), that: As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. The English Standard Version describes it with greater intensity: Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem.
In conclusion, 3 questions: Am I as clear of my call as Jesus was? Have I set my face to pursue it? Am I doing so one step at a time!
Father God, I’m not Jesus, but I do believe I am called to follow in His footsteps. Grant me clarity as to my call, resoluteness to accept the path You have laid out for me, and patience to pursue it – at Your pace. Amen.