What do you want me to do for you?

In Luke 18 a blind beggar cries out to Jesus for mercy. “When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” (verses 40-41)

In response, the man asks for his sight—and gets it! He believed in who Jesus was, and trusted in his power to do something big.

If you were to have the life-changing chance to meet Jesus in the flesh, and if he were to ask you the same question—“What do you want me to do for you?”—what would you say?

I encourage you to think about it, and to then write down your response in the inside cover of your Bible.

Would you ask for something small and insignificant? Would you pretend that ‘Oh, things are fine, Jesus, thank you very much; no need to fret about anything here’? 

Or would you bare your soul? Would you be honest about the things that matter most and invite him to do something you know you cannot do for yourself?

We need to frequently refocus on the fact that God Almighty is actually Almighty God, and that life is different as a result. We don’t fully know his mind. But we know that we need it.

“What do you want me to do for you?”

May we also journey with a merciful God who we truly believe has the power and willingness to change lives—including our own.


–Today’s devotional is connected to my latest (pre-recorded) sermon which is based on Luke 18:35-43 and is called “The rope at the end of your rope.” Click here to watch it on YouTube.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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