“What do you want Me to do for you?” - Mark 10:51
This was a very pointed question asked by Jesus requiring a specific answer. Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, is asked this question. The most desperate need in his life at that moment, when he stood in Jesus’ presence, was to receive his sight.
What do you want Jesus to do for you today? What is the most pressing need in your life? Be specific, as you trust Him to meet your need.
When you look at how this blind man received his sight, we have a lesson in how to receive from God and why Jesus further said “your faith has made you well”.
Firstly, he must have heard about Jesus and about the miracles He performed, because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Secondly, he acted upon the word. You cannot be passive in desiring to receive from the Lord. You must act upon the word of God.
The Israelites acted upon the word of God when they marched around the walls of Jericho. In the natural it was ridiculous, but it resulted in the miracle with the walls of the city falling flat.
Noah built an ark in obedience to God’s word. Peter walked on water when he obeyed the simple invitation of Jesus to “Come.” Ten lepers were cleaned as they went to the priest after Jesus told them to “go, show yourselves to the priest”.
Blind Bartimaeus threw away his coat, a garment that identified him as a blind person. But when he was summoned by Jesus he probably reasoned that he would never need it again and threw it aside. He came believing he would receive his sight.
Trust Jesus today to supply your need, heal your body, or do what you specifically desire from Him to do for you. Today is your day for that miracle and your faith will bring it to you.
Dear heavenly Father, I know You love me and I love You, and I thank You in the name of the Lord Jesus for answering my prayer.