Trusting God with all our heart means taking steps to follow his will without knowing where it will lead.

The two left and found it just as he said. As they were untying the colt, its owners said, “What are you doing untying the colt?” They said, “His Master needs him.” They brought the colt to Jesus. Then, throwing their coats on its back, they helped Jesus get on. As he rode, the people gave him a grand welcome, throwing their coats on the street. Luke 19:32-36 (The Message)

The two disciples Jesus sends find everything as he had says and the owner of the donkey doesn’t object. Coats are placed on the animal for Jesus to ride and, as he rides, coats are thrown in front of him. His followers and the people treat Jesus with great respect and welcome him as he journeys toward  Jerusalem. The welcome is one usually given to a dignitary or ruler. Will we welcome Jesus to lead us on toward God’s purpose in our lives by laying the outer garments of our lives beneath him. Will we accept the spiritual vulnerability of placing his will before our own? ‘This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.’ 1 John 3:16 (The NIV translation)

Master, rule my heart and in my life today as I lay the outer garment of my life before you. Amen.

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