“Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ So they called the blind man and said to him, ‘have courage! Get up; He’s calling for you.’ He threw off his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. Then Jesus answered him, ‘What do you want me to do for you.?’ ‘Rabbouni,’ the blind man told Him, ‘I want to see!’ ‘Go your way,’ Jesus told him. ‘Your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he could see and began to follow Him on the road.” – Mark 10:49–52 (HCSB)
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It seems strange that Jesus would ask a blind man what he wanted. Wasn’t it obvious that he was blind? Bartimaeus had to ask. He had to step out in faith and believe that Jesus could restore his sight. It was important that he spoke it out loud.
How often do we not ask for what we really want or need because we lack the faith? How often do we ask for something easy or beneath the fullness of what God has for us?
When Jesus came near Bartimaeus began to call out. Those around him told him to be quiet. – However, he began to cry out all the more.
- We can’t let the negative voices around us hold us back. (Tweet This)
- Speak up and ask God what you really need.
- Pray for all that God has for you, not just relief of your current struggle. (Tweet This)
- Don’t let someone else’s lack of faith keep you from praying big. (Tweet This)
I must be bold but not arrogant and ask in faith for all that God has for me. I must think, believe and live out the fact that truly nothing is impossible with God. In Mark 10: 27 Jesus even said, “All things are possible with God.”
Your voice is important; I would love to hear from you.
What are your big prayers?