Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Very Potent Question


A blind beggar named Bartimaeus was sitting on the side of the road, when he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby.   By now Jesus had a major league reputation in the regionAmong other things, to many, he was known as a healer, deliverer and revolutionary.

Stirred and excited, Bartimaeus began to shout, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Chided by those around him, they demanded that Bartimaeus keep quiet, but he called out all the more.  Upon hearing Bartimaeus cry out, Jesus stopped and said, 

Tell him to come here.   Cheer up, they said. Come on, hes calling you!  Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. Then Jesus asked Bartimaeus a very potent question, What do you want me to do for you?  (Mark 10:46-51)

3 Critical Questions
40 Days of Delight consists of three components  fasting, prayer and reflection. As you engage in these three disciplines, to whatever degree, here is a challenge for you.  Give the following some serious thought then write down your answers. 
  • List three things that you would like God to do for you.
  • List three things youd like to accomplish in your lifetime.
  • Finish this sentence:  My greatest desire is____________________________.                                                                                                                      
How do you feel about the questions?  
Do you find that the answers flow naturally?                 
Do you struggle to answer them?  
Do you need time to think about them? 

As you delight yourself in the Lord, be bold. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you throw off your coat, or whatever may hinder you or identify you as helpless and hopeless and cheer up!  Jesus is calling YOU. This is your moment to answer the big question:What do you want Him to do for you?

Let me hear from you.  Either post on my blog at http://40daysofdelight.blogspot.com/
or email me at 40daysofdelight@gmail.com

Enjoy the journey!


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