If Jesus were standing in front of you, and asked you what you wanted Him to do, what would you ask for?
The blind man asked that he might see again. He wanted Jesus to heal his blindness physically. There are times when I have asked Jesus to open my eyes to what is around me. I can be blind to how people are feeling, and have caused problems by being totally insensitive/unaware. I once had a staff member on my team who complained that I “hover” so I told them they could call me on it whenever I did it. That’s one of my minor faults I realize, and that occurred after I realized one of my problems and was actually trying to be better!
Do you have a blind spot? We could start a ‘counseling session,’ but we have a beyond AWESOME guide! Jesus left Earth in the physical, so that The Creator of ALL could send The Holy Spirit, Who comforts, directs, guides and surrounds us. Hallelujah!!!
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, The Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him (The Holy Spirit) unto you.” John 16:7
Maybe blindness isn’t an issue for you as it is for me, but there’s probably something you would like. Jesus wants to help us. In the Gospel He is always telling us to ask. Are you asking? Do you believe? Remember, it takes faith, not a heaping amount!
Amazing! Right quick: just what is faith? The Bible states that “without faith it is impossible to please [God]” (Heb. 11:6). This is an incredible statement—yet, it is in the Bible! Take it for exactly what it says. Just think! Anything a person does, in attempting to be Christian, means absolutely nothing, if he lacks faith. For without faith, he has no hope—no possibility of pleasing God. Any who are not pleasing God are Christians in vain. That is serious! Consider yourself. Do you have real faith? Is it sufficient for salvation? Can you know?
Do you lack faith to know that God is with you? To overcome sin and guilt? To be healed of disease? To believe all things in His Word? Do you lack faith that “all things [will] work together for good” if you love God (Rom. 8:28)? To believe God will work out injustices you have received? To believe God will provide for you? To believe that you can endure severe trials and persecution? Or that God will deliver you from them? Do you lack faith to see the soon-coming kingdom of God more clearly and that you can be in it?
The Bible says that you need not lack faith in any of these areas! You CAN develop real faith. However, the Bible says that most people, in the age preceding Christ’s Return, will not have sufficient faith to confidently claim any of these or other promises from God’s Word!
He probably didn’t mean that He would help us win the lottery, but He probably would help direct us to a potential job. We also might not receive an immediate healing as the blind man did, but patience is also a gift we can use. Perhaps the sight we need is to see the good qualities in people. I’ve let you know where I needed help; now it’s your turn.
And we pray:
Thank You Father for Your help and assistance with my blind spots. In my life LORD, I pray that You be glorified. Hallelujah! I praise You for Your Spirit that dwells within me. All glory to Your Essence Father, Amen. I am filled, Father pour forth from me I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.