~Antoine de Saint-Eupery
One thing I’m enjoying the most about reading through the Bible this year is how God uses average people to do all kinds of things. That’s the gift I have in reading the greatest book in all of history, and also the struggle I have in living out an often mundane life. Even though I can learn from people in the past, my vision isn’t clear about the future. I don’t know when or in what situations I’m making a difference.
But I must remember, these biblical people didn’t either.
Take the owner of the donkey, for example. Two disciples were sent to get a colt for Jesus to ride on upon entering Jerusalem. When the owner found the two untying his animal, he asked what they were doing and the disciples told him that the Lord needed it.
He had a choice to make.
He could’ve been a jackass and kept it tied up for himself.
Who knows if the owner knew anything about the prophetic outcome, but I’d like to think that the owner’s spirit moved with the Spirit of God and he knew that to give up the donkey was for a special purpose.
Am I holding a choice that could fulfill a prophecy? Would I even know if I held it in my hands?
Most likely, I won’t know, but am I ready for whatever situations God puts me in? Am I connected enough to the Father to sense a situation that needs my response? Am I ready and willing to release something that I own because the Lord needs it?
The only way I’ll ever know is by staying in touch with the Father in a daily relationship. I must be prayerful. I must be ready. All too often, however, I can be a jackass and hold onto what I think is mine to own.
The Coming of Zion’s King
9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 (NIV)
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