what do you want?

At my dear friend's wedding this weekend, they had a Bible as their guest book, asking the guests to sign by their favorite verse anywhere in the Scriptures. I signed by Mark 10:51. I love this tiny little verse because it encapsulates the potential simplicity of how we come to Jesus in prayer. 

Mark 10:46-52

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

“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.

My thought for today is short and simple. Do you believe that Jesus could also ask you the same question? Jesus has called us. Now, as we come to our Savior in prayer, I imagine her could ask us the same question: What do you want me to do for you? 

Maybe he is asking you that question today. He loves our honesty. What is your answer?


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