Watch what you ask for…

As the kids were coming downstairs this morning for devotions, I had this overwhelming feeling that we needed something profound to consider.  We have travelled through different books of the bible reading sections each day.  Our travels have gone through the Old Testament and the New, but definitely not in order.  We happen to be in between books right now.

I asked God to lead us to where we were supposed to be this morning.  As the kids sat down, I did something I haven’t done in a long time.  I asked one for a book of the bible, the next was asked for a number, and the third was also asked for a number.  Their choices led us to Mark 10:51.


“What do you want me to do for you?”, Jesus asked him.  The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

There was silence for a few moments as we all considered this verse.  If Jesus were really standing in front of you how would you respond if He asked what you wanted Him to do for you.  Would it be the meeting of a material want or need?  Like the blind man, would you desire to see?  What would you want to see – His Glory, A Glimpse of Heaven, A Loved One that has already passed to the other side of Heaven?

One of the girls responded that she wanted to see more of Him.  Another answered that she would want to know what He wants her to do for Him in her lifetime.  I am honestly still pondering and awed at how He used even this simple strategy for giving us a profound thought to really consider in our innermost being. Would I respond as his child, as a mom, as a wife, as the educator of my children, as a member of the local church?

Sometimes it takes just a verse to have something to chew on all day long.  We would love to hear your comments on how you would respond if Jesus were asking you, “What do you want me to do for you?”

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