Don't be like the naked dude! This was supposedly John Mark, the young man who later was part of the disciples' ministry. The above story happened after Jesus was betrayed by Judas. Jesus and the disciples were having the famous last supper in John Mark's house (is what I've read) and maybe he heard them all leave to go to the garden when Jesus would pray and sweat blood.
Anyway, John Mark followed them. Maybe he woke up out and heard them leaving. He was half-asleep so he just wrapped his sheet around him and followed.
What do we learn?
Don't be half-asleep when choosing to do something -- either literally half-asleep or half-asleep in thought. Don't mindlessly follow. Following has consequences -- good and bad.
This reminds me of Jesus' story of the tower and the king.
"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
"Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace. So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." Luke 14:27-35
Oh boy, this kind of got off on a tangent, but we'll go with it. Remember when reading the above passage that Jesus is talking about following Him, being His disciple. It isn't something to be decided lightly. Truly following Him as His disciple will completely change your life. You give up your old way of living and live for Him. Jesus says we are to give up all our own possessions. And sometimes we do literally have to do this, but don't go giving everything away today. It means also that we realize everything we have is His. If He tells us to give something to someone else, do it. Nothing we have in our lives is ours. We are just stewards. Even our own children belong to God. We have to give them to Him and then raise them for Him.
Prayers to accept Jesus are good and I am all for them. But, if that is as far as our reaching out goes we are amiss. Don't stop there.