To Tell the Truth… Day 14

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“What do you want me to do for you.”  
Matthew 20:32

Jesus was on His way out of the city of Jericho when two blind men shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.” The disciples saw it as an interruption, but Jesus new it was a divine appointment. Jesus then asked them a loaded question: “What do you want me to do for you?” Maybe your first reaction to Jesus’ question was like mine – was that question even necessary? They were blind. Wasn’t it obvious what they would want? Yet, Jesus made therm specifically verbalize their request. Did He know? Of course He Knew! But He made them spell out exactly what their request was of Him. There are two levels of application here. First, regardless of the fact that the Lord is ‘All-Knowing’, He wants us to intentionally and specifically verbalize our request. It is an essential part of growing our faith. And He wants us to be specific. That way we clearly see the answer. Second, probably the most important prayers we should pray are asking the Lord to show us what we really need. In this story it was obvious. But it takes spiritual discernment to see beyond what we want and see what we really need.This too is part of growing our faith. It is a measure of our spiritual maturity. It reveals if we are self-driven or Spirit-driven. So what do you really want the Lord to do for you?
Preacher Stan
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