following the jar man

DID YOU REMEMBER TO PRAY BEFORE YOU PLANNED?

November 2015 (26)Mark 14:12-16

12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13 So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a water jar will meet you; follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my dining room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16 So the disciples left and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.

following the jar man

For some time now, I have been thinking about how we tend to be hands on kind of people, and the Lord wants us to trust him and be more hands off. Reality means that we will have to take the initiative sometimes, but we dare not do so until we get instructions from the Lord. These disciples were ready to take charge and get things done, but when they ask Jesus where they should prepare Passover, they discover that he already has a plan. He has already made a way, they need only discover that way, and do what their master wants.

LORD, give us the wisdom to pray before we plan, so that we can discover your plan.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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