What do you want me to do for you? Jesus asked him
We read this in Mark 10:51, where Jesus on His way to Jericho encounters the blind man. It is quite obvious that a man begging Him to show mercy may not expect a question like this. But why did Jesus ask this question? He wanted to give an opportunity to the blind man to express his trust or faith in Him which will give glory to God. This is expressed implicitly in Luke 18:42 and Jesus said to him, Receive your sight! Your faith (your trust and confidence that spring from your faith in God) has healed you. (Amplified Bible) If you read the incident from the beginning, He cried all the more in spite of being rebuked by the crowd. This brings out another aspect of faith that is persevering faith. Though this happens to be a miracle performed by Jesus it has an in depth reflection on the inner fibre of Faith which is required for healing.
Dear ones to day the Lord is standing in front of you (see it through the eyes of faith) and tell him what is that you have been longing for. If your supplication is delayed it could be(one of the reason)may be due to shallow or faith with an element of doubt. In John 15:7 Jesus said “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. Secondly read Nehemiah2:2, so the king said to me, why do you look sad…This is nothing but sorrow of heart. (Amplified bible).This may not be an experience of all But God gave me an insight that many who look happy outward are sorrowful within. Through these verses I would like to encourage you. What is your sorrow which is eating your peace and Joy? Sometimes your hard ship could be due God disciplining you. Heb 12:11 says “but god discipline us for our good that we may share in His Holiness.
No discipline seems pleasurable at that time but painful (sad). Later on it will produce a harvest of righteousness and Peace”. Have you ever asked God, what do you want me to do to please you? Read Deuteronomy 10:12 “And now Israel( we are the spiritual Israelites) What does the lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your god with all your heart and with all your soul.
Here God tell us his expectation from us that is a) Fear of God b) to love Him with all your heart and be humble(Mich6:8) Read Numb14:8,If the Lord is pleased with you, he will lead us in to that land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Your life will be like a watered Garden. God bless you.