I was sat in the library, it’s nearly midnight and I just had some worship music on in the background when I was reminded of this particular scripture, in Mark 10:51. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. And the blind man said “Rabbi, I want to see”.
So in this scripture Jesus and His disciples came into Jericho and there was a large crowd following them. There was a blind man sitting there and he began to shout and shout “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” when he heard Jesus was going past. Now, on another post or maybe a video, I’ll talk about the crowd who were the same ones who tried to keep him quiet and stop him from receiving a miracle. Well, Jesus stopped, when the man kept on shouting. Jesus heard His cries. In the same way Jesus hears our cries. He listens when we call on His name. Though the crowds tried to keep him quiet, he shouted all the more. So, not only did Jesus call the man, he said ‘Call him’. He wanted the man to come closer to Him.
I had a revelation when I was reading this. Jesus is always calling us to Him, He wants us to come closer to Him and draw nearer to Him. James 4:8 tells us to draw near to God and He will draw near to Him. Jesus could’ve gone closer to the man, but the man had to throw off certain things (Verse 50: Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus). He needed to leave that negative crowd which was getting in the way and telling Him to keep quiet. Maybe Jesus needed the man to get out of the comfort zone of sitting by the roadside, because from this moment on, this man was no longer gonna be the same again, thus needed to get out to that position he previously was in. Perhaps Jesus wanted to show others that He could do great things, so He had to bring the man to a position (away from the roadside) to where they could see.
Jesus saw the faith of the man, who jumped up and made his way to Jesus.
He asked the man, “What do you want me to do for you?”. Jesus was willing and ready to which the man said “Rabbi, I want to see”.
It was the mans FAITH which healed him (verse 51) ” ‘Go’, Jesus said ‘Your faith has healed’. Immediatiately he reieved his sight and followed Jesus along the road”.
What is it that you want Jesus to do? When you are praying are you praying in a stance of faith or are you hesitant and not believing in God. It was the mans faith that healed him! Faith heals.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him
Maybe some of us have stopped believing that God can do what he says, maybe we no longer believe God answers prayers, because we’ve given up. Maybe we’ve stopped reaching and shouting to Him because of discouragement by people. Maybe we’ve lost hope. And with faith being the substance of things hoped for, we still need to hope.
“What do you want me to do for you” Jesus asked him.
What do you want Jesus to do for you? The man asked for the Mercy of God while he was still shouting “Son of David, have mercy”. God is a God of Mercy. Seek after Him, with all your heart. Draw near to Him. Don’t lose heart, nor lose hope. Tell God what it is you’re wanting. Is it peace? Is it restoration? Is it healing? Be ready with faith, have the faith, the true belief that God can and will answer your prayers.
Jesus is calling after you, run towards Him, in faith!
After Jesus healed the man, he didn’t go back to His corner, but he followed after Jesus. When God gives you what you want or desire, how will you respond?
May God bless you,
~ peace, joy & love
For those still reading, Just before I go, I wanted to share something small. Very small, but I had lost my laptop charger a couple of days ago. I was a little worried but I said God I’ll find it again. I had a spare to use for a little bit, but I needed the one I had lost. I tried searching everywhere, looked, but four or five days I couldn’t find it. I said God I’ll find it, you’ll show me. And I came again same place, only to be told that someone had found it. I know it sounds minor, but I knew I didn’t have the money to be buying new chargers and spending more. God knew that.
I believe that God works in the small just as much as the big things. There’s times I feel shy in celebrating the small things that God is doing in my life, because I feel like they’re insignificant. But God starts with the little. He starts with the small things. He moves in your life, in the small what seems to be insignificant to others, but to Him as long as you care about it, He cares about it. The bible tells us that He perfects that which concerns me (Psalms 138:8) How much do you believe God is concerned about the small things within your life? Maybe we’re seeking after a miracle without thanking God for what He’s already doing for us in our lives. Praise Him. Thank Him. He’s doing things which we are seeing and things we can’t see. He’s working miracles some of which we aren’t even noticing, protecting us from things which we may not even notice we needed protecting from. Thank Him.