Day 31 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
”What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20:32
More than 1000 years after the original Jericho miracle, another miracle happened in the same place. Jesus was on His way out of the city when 2 blind men shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped. Then He asked the 2 men a loaded question: “What do you want me to do for you?”
Is that question even necessary? They are blind. Isn’t it obvious what they wanted? Yet Jesus forced them to define exactly what they wanted from Him. Jesus made them verbalize it. He made them spell out exactly what they wanted Him to do, but it wasn’t because Jesus didn’t know what they wanted; He wanted to make sure that they knew what they wanted.
What if Jesus asked you the same question: What do you want me to do for you? Would you be able to spell out the promises, miracles, and dreams God has put in your heart? We have no idea what we want God to do for us, and then we wonder why it seems like God isn’t doing anything for us.
Most of us don’t get what we want because we don’t know what we want. We’ve never made a list of life goals. We’ve never defined success for ourselves. We’ve never circled any of God’s promises. And we’ve forgotten most of the prayers we’ve prayed before they are answered.
The more faith we have, the more specific our prayers will be. And the more specific our prayers are, the more glory God receives. Well-defined prayers give God an opportunity to display His power in new ways. Well-developed faith results in well-defined prayers, and well-defined prayers result in well-defined answers.
What to pray? Safe travel to and from Falls Creek for our Student Ministry as they go to camp next week. Students and workers will have an encounter with God.
July 14, 2018