Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
“Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. – Matthew 20:32-34
Sitting down at a table at a restaurant the other day and being handed a menu, I began to peruse the choices. Everything looked good and I found it difficult to choose. The server wanted to bring me what I wanted, but was unable to do so until I made a choice. If she brought me something I didn’t want, I wouldn’t appreciate it as much. It’s important for me to know what I want.
It’s also important for us to know what we want from God. It’s not that he doesn’t already know, but we need to understand what we want and why we want it. God is not ready to take our order and serve us as we desire, but is there to give us the best. Most times, we don’t know what the best is, but if we pray for God’s most excellent in our lives, and seek to know what God wants, we know what to ask from him. He will respond … perhaps not in the way we imagine, but it will be good.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being my great provider. I know I can look to you for all my needs. I pray that I discern what it is I want from you and understand why I want it and discern why you sometimes say no. Amen
Faith Tip: What do you want God to do for you today? Why do you want that?