Friday, March 13, 2015
"He Highlighted Verses For Me"
As I read this passage in Mark today, He highlighted three phrases for to me. Take a look!
First - 'Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.'
Second - 'Be of good cheer.'
Third - 'What do you want Me to do for you?'
Our blind man in this example was just in the midst of his everyday 'blind begging' routine when he heard a big commotion as a large crowd approached. When he heard that it was Jesus he started crying out, trying to get His attention. The people around him tried to silence his cries for Jesus' attention but He ignored their warnings and cried out even louder. Jesus heard Him! even in the midst f all the 'large crowd' noise and commotion Jesus heard him, stopped and called him to himself. He offered a word of encouragement and then He asked him what it was he wanted Him to do for him. Our blind guy asked Him for his sight. Jesus commended him for his faith and immediately he received his sight!
Take a look at what these highlighted verse spoke to me!
First: If your in the midst of something and you are calling out to Him; He always, stops and takes notice! He will always have ears to hear your call! His heart is to always, always, always, ALWAYS answer your call for help with a call to Himself!
Second: He will always, always, always, speak just the right words to bring comfort, encouragement, and hope whether it is to a blind beggar beside the road, a boat full of scared disciples, (Matthew 14:27) or even a worried father who just received bad news about his daughter. (Mark 5:36) He will ALWAYS speak a word/promise that motivates our faith to ask and believe for answers!
Third: His heart is always, always, always, ALWAYS to bless you and to meet your needs. He wants to know what you need. James 4:2b '...You do not have because you do not ask.' His heart is that you talk to Him. Tell Him what you want Him to do for you. Its His question! He is the one asking it and He is waiting for your response. He is listening and it is His heart to meet your needs and to give you the desires of your heart!