What Do You Want

The Prayer Filled Life - Day 94 - Mark 10-46-52 - What Do You Want - 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

The Prayer Filled Life – Day 94 – Mark 10-46-52 – What Do You Want – 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.  And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.”  And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.  And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.”  And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.                           Mark 10:46-52 (ESV)

What Do You Want?

What do you want? That is a basic and clear question, isn’t it? Yes, there is no mystery as to what your question means. Does it seem odd that I would ask you that question? A little bit. Why is that? You know what I want and need without asking me. You know what I want and need better than I do. You know what I want and need even before I ask it. What I want and need is never hidden from you. No, it is not. So, take a guess, why do I ask you what do you want? You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You want me to rely on you. You want me to know that you will hear and answer my prayers. You want me to know that you love and care for me. Yes, I do want all these things for you.

So, I will ask you what do you want? More than anything, I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. More than anything, I want to know and love and follow and serve you. More than anything, I want to live a life that is good and right and true. More than anything, I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to be used by you. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. And I especially want the fruit that I bear for you to include all those who are in my immediate and extended family. Finally, one day, when I come to live forever in heaven with you, I want to hear you say that I was a good and faithful servant. I desire nothing more than these things. You can answer my wants and needs no better than by granting these requests. Do you have any doubts about me hearing and granting these wants and needs of yours? No, I do not. That is very good. And yes, I will grant these wants and needs of yours. I will hear and answer your prayers. I will accomplish in and through you, what you have asked of me. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I will not remain silent. I will cry out to you. I will passionately and persistently make all my wants and needs known to you. I will walk through life in an intimate prayer relationship with you. Thank your Lord, for hearing and answering my prayers to you. Amen

Key Question…  How specific are you when you are making your wants and needs known to the Lord?

Living It Out…  Ask the Lord for what you want and need Him to do for you.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will hear and answer the prayers you pray 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 turn what you want into prayers to the Lord.

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What Do You Want Me To Do For You?

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 300 - Mark 10:51-52 - What Do You Want Me To Do For You? - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 300 – Mark 10:51-52 – What Do You Want Me To Do For You? – Growing As Disciples

“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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What Do You Want?

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 307 - Mark 10:51-52 - What Do You Want? - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 307 – Mark 10:51-52 – What Do You Want? – Growing As Disciples

“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? 

Are you really asking me that question? That would be a hard question to answer. Why is that? I don’t want to ask for just anything. I want to ask for what is critically important. Do you think that you can ask only so much of me? Do you think that you only have a set number of requests you can make of me? No, not really. But I do want to ask for what you have placed in my heart and mind as priorities. So, I could say that, “I want what you want”. If you said that, you would need to tell me what you think I want for you. I’d like to try to do that. Go ahead, I’m listening. You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You want me to listen to your voice. You want me to obey your commands. You want me to know and love and follow and serve you. You want me to go and do what you ask of me. You want me to bear fruit for your kingdom. You want me to bring glory to your name. You want me to humble myself as I live to serve others. You want me to shine brightly for you in the darkness of this world. You want me to lead others to you. You want me to go and make disciples. You want me to teach others what you have taught me. You want me to intercede in prayer for the needs of others. You want me to love like you loved. You want me to serve like you served. You want me to give like you gave. I realize that this list is rather random. But I know that you want all of these things for me. You want to do all these things in and through me. So, when you say, “What do I want?” I want all of these things to be true in my life. I want you to develop all of these qualities in me. Basically, I could sum all of these qualities up by simply saying, “I want to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you.” I want or need nothing more or nothing less. I would be far beyond happy and grateful if you were to answer these requests of mine. Do you believe that I will hear and answer these prayers of yours? Yes Lord, I do. You can be sure that I will hear and answer these prayers of yours. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I will bring my prayers before you. I will ask you for all that I need. I will be persistent in prayer. I will pray as you guide me. I will ask for not only my needs but also for the needs of others. Teach me to pray prayers that you will gladly hear and answer. Amen

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