“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. Mark 10:51-52 (NIV)
What Do You Want?
Should I ask you that very same question? What question? What do you want me to do for you? I’d like that. Well, consider that question as being asked of you, not just today, but every day. What does that mean? It means I am always ready and willing and able to hear and answer your prayers. Equally important questions are, “Are you ready and willing and able to pray prayers to me?” Will you tell me what you want and need? Do you believe that I will hear and answer your prayers? Will you pray faith filled prayers to me as you walk through life? Will you live your life in an ongoing dialogue of prayer with me? Before you answer, consider the alternatives. What are the alternatives? You tell me. The alternatives would be the opposite, I suppose. Let me hear you say them out loud. I could seldom or hardly ever make my wants and needs known to you. I could try to solve my own problems and meet my own needs. I could rely entirely on my own power and strength. I could follow my own counsel and live by my own rules. I could walk on a path that led away from you rather than toward you. I could have a distant or nonexistent relationship with you. I could never expect that you would hear and answer my prayers. I could on rare and desperate occasions cry out to you with doubt filled prayers for which I could rightfully expect nothing in return. How do all these alternatives sound to you? I don’t want to live a life that is distant from you. I want to live and walk through life with you. I want to follow you to where you lead me. I want to do whatever you ask of me. I want to have an intimate relationship with you. I want to pray faith filled prayers that you will hear and answer. I want to make all my needs known to you. Will you do that? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. I will hear and answer your prayers as you make your wants and needs known to me. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I know I have not often asked you for what I need. At least, not nearly enough, I’m sure. That is changing. Now, I will passionately and persistently, with a heart filled with faith, make my needs known to you. Thank you for answering my prayers. Amen
Key Question… How passionately and persistently are you making your needs known to the Lord?
Living It Out… Keep on passionately and persistently making your faith filled prayers known to the Lord for what you need from Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will hear and answer your faith filled prayers to Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has heard and answered your prayers.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you, with a heart filled with faith, ask the Lord for what you need from Him.
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