As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told him that Jesus the Nazarene was going by. So he began shouting, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ ‘Be quiet!’ the people in front yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him. As the man came near, Jesus asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘I want to see!’ And Jesus said, ‘All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you.’ Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.’ (Luke 18:35-43)
Are we pursuing provision for ourselves or to fulfill the will God? God knows what we need prior to our asking, yet he encourages us to continue to ask, seek, and to knock. Perhaps it’s to lead us into a deeper layer of God’s activity in revealing his glory to the world. God often has more results to deliver in a given situation than we are aware of.
The blind man believed Jesus was his hope for a miracle and pursued Christ even though others rebuked him when he sought Jesus. He was desperate and willing to take the necessary steps to get before Jesus. Perhaps we do not hear the Lord asking what he could do for us because we are not willing to pursue him and take the necessary steps to get before him.
Once we get before him, is the thing we seek from him really our greatest need? Is it one to assist fulfilling God’s will and to glorify God, or is it a more self-centered thing?
The blind man sought a miracle for his greatest need. Jesus responded with a miracle and vision was given. The man then followed Jesus, giving God the glory, and all who witnessed the miracle, also praised God!
I pray for your will and all needed to fulfill it. Provide what will best honor you and your kingdom. Amen.
“Give us today the food we need”