Read Mark 8:34-36
Bruce, the Scottish king, when dying, asked his most trusted officer to carry his heart to the Holy Land for burial.
Douglas, the king’s trusted officer, enclosed the heart in a golden case, and with his mighty men went out on their mission to carry out the king’s last wishes.
But on the way, a big band of brutal warriors hemmed them in. To encourage himself for victory, he threw the king’s heart toward the Holy Land and shouted loudly, “Forward! Douglas will follow you or die!”
There’s a battle to be fought, and our Lord’s heart is out before us. Let’s follow the leading of His heart, or die!
Prayer: Father, make us more sensitive and responsive to the prompting of Thy Spirit and the persuasion of Thy Scripture as Thou dost summon us to follow Thee in all things: through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
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