"As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead.
'Go into the village over there,' he said. 'As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me.
If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will immediately let you take them.'"
Matthew 21:1-3, NLT (emphasis, mine)
There's a short, sweet-and-sour, gem of a message in these passages that is so easy to overlook.
A message that causes me to confront any areas of my life I still hold back.
A message that demands an answer to the question: Am I fully surrendered to Christ?
Everything I am, and everything I have--
My savings account
When I am told, "The Lord needs them," do I immediately let Him take them, freely and unconditionally? Or do I hold back with hesitancy?
My heart tells me:
"It's all His anyway. 'The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it' (Psalm 24:1)."
But my head argues, with the logic of a two-year-old:
Getting the two on the same page is a daily act of renewing my mind. Recalling God's promises. Elevating Christ. Dying to self.
Am I fully surrendered to Christ?
Honestly, not yet.
"But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me." (Philippians 3:12, NLT).
Dwelling in Him,
A little about me...
Hi, I'm Katie!
Wife to Craig, mom of three, author, writer, Jesus-follower, Bible teacher, and coffee enthusiast.
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