In Mark 11:2-3 Jesus told his disciples “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If someone asks you, “Why are you doing this? tell him, “The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.”
Lord, the creator of heaven and earth knows each one of us intimately. He has designed us in the womb of our mother and has the blueprint of our lives – he knows exactly what will happen to us and when. In Mark 11:2-3 before sending out his disciples, The Lord knew where the colt had been and what kind would it be (never been ridden). The Lord knew that his disciples would be questioned upon untying the colt and gave them a specific answer.
The Lord prepared his disciples before sending them out.
How important it is to cultivate the habit of listening to the Lord and his divine voice before going out to work for HIM. The Lord is aware of all – where, what and how of our lives:
1. The Lord has destined a place for us to go – The Lord has given us great commission to preach the gospel but he has thought of a specific place for our ministry. Unless we know where to go, we will not be successful in our work despite our best efforts. To listen to the voice of the Lord by spending time with him brings us into an intimate relationship with Jesus which is needed before preaching Christ to others.
2. The Lord has a specific purpose for us – Not all of us can be preachers, some of us are called to be miracle workers, some intercessors, evangelists, teachers, and some worshippers. Sometimes, the Lord wants us to remain where we are and bring glory to his name by being faithful – be it our workplace or our family. Some of us have been called to raise Christian families and Godly children. That is a part of our work for the Lord and the Lord will bless us if we carry it out faithfully.
3. The Lord sends his people with HIS word – Jesus gave an answer to his disciples when he had sent them to untie the colt. A very specific answer to the question – why the disciples were sent to the city? Jesus is still doing the same, preparing the people with his word before sending them out.
Where should I go, O’ Lord? What should I do to bring glory to your name? Shall I join a worship team or preach the word? If you have all these questions in your mind…The answer is WAIT and LISTEN TO THE LORD. Its time to spend more time his presence . Talk to him, question him and he himself will lead you and prepare you to work for his glory.