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Do You Pray Small?

June 24, 2013 6 Comments

“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.”


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I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.