“The Lord has need of him…..”

I was listening to the radio recently and a pastor was speaking of Palm Sunday and the need the Lord had need of something (a colt) which was not in His possession. Not long after I did a bit of searching and the following is what I gleaned:

In chapter 19th of Luke we read:
“And it came to pass when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, “why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.” Luke 19:28-31

“So those who were sent went on their way and found it just as He had said to them. But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” Luke 19:32-34

The Lord has need of him.
The Lord has need of him.
The Lord has need of him.

A clear message here is the Lord had need of something. With clear and specific instruction, He sent two disciples to get what it was He needed.

He said:
“Go.”
“Loose.”

Those words have stayed with me as well as the words, “The Lord has need of him.”

On that day at that appointed time He had need of a colt. He didn’t need it the day before or the day after. He needed it when he needed it and it was exactly where it was supposed to be.

And, without hesitation it was available where and when, for its designed purpose.

Someone was surrendered to the King. Are you?

You see, there comes a time when the Lord Jesus calls upon us with, “I have need of you.”
At that moment, we have to immediately decide…
“Yes, I will go.”
A hesitation is unacceptable.
A partial yes is not okay.

There comes a time in our lives when every worship song, every sermon, every teaching, every trial, every test, every tear….Every filling of our souls is called upon.

It’s as if the Lord Himself taps us unexpectedly on our shoulder and says,
“I have need of you.”
Are you ready?

Stephanie P.

Stephanie serves as part of the Addiction Recovery Team at America’s Keswick as Director of Women of Character. She has been married for over 30 years to Sesky Paul who is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. They have two grown children.
Her single focus in ministry at Keswick is to image Christ in grace and truth to wounded and hurting women, encouraging them to make Jesus the truest Lover of their soul and the One in whom all hope lies.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2019&version=NKJV
http://mightyriver.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/the-lord-has-need-of-him/

Well, it is that time again for our annual Family Freedom Walk, May 10, 2014. We are having a little staff competition to see who can raise the most money. We would like to invite you to support one of your Victory Call writers. Click on their link below and it will take you directly to their individual webpage for the walk. You can give directly through their webpage.
Stacy Poplawski
http://americaskeswick.donorpages.com/FamilyFreedomWalk2014/BrianStaceyPoplawski/
Stephanie Paul
http://americaskeswick.donorpages.com/FamilyFreedomWalk2014/StephaniePaul/
Joyce Hayes http://americaskeswick.donorpages.com/FamilyFreedomWalk2014/RobertJoyceandCarterHayes/
Dina Seaton
http://americaskeswick.donorpages.com/FamilyFreedomWalk2014/DinaSeaton/
Kathy Withers
http://americaskeswick.donorpages.com/FamilyFreedomWalk2014/KathyWithers/
Diane Hunt
http://americaskeswick.donorpages.com/FamilyFreedomWalk2014/DianeHunt/
If you would like to help us raise money for the Addiction Recovery Ministries – to help men, women and children, we would love to have you walk with us. If you are interested please go to our website and sign up today then start raising sponsors. https://americaskeswicknj.wufoo.com/forms/m1n6o0kg099lmdu/

Thank you so much for your support.

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