Fresh Hope – 20th August 2016

There’s a story found in the Bible where Jesus encounters a blind man sitting by the roadside. Hearing that Jesus is passing by, he calls out to Him, ‘Have mercy on me!’
Jesus then goes on to pose a rather interesting question to this man. He says, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’

Now it’s pretty obvious what this man needed, and I don’t think for one moment that Jesus was unsure of what miracle this man required. But this question asked wasn’t for the benefit of Jesus, it was for the benefit of the man in need – Jesus wanted to be sure that this man knew exactly what he wanted.

I don’t know about you, but I often go through life knowing what I want, but for some reason I’m fearful to ask God for it, as if I’m asking too much of Him. If only we could understand that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask, think or imagine, I think it would change the way we talk to Him.

You see, God lets us choose what size life we live. But first, you need to know what you want and then ask God for it. Specific prayers lead to specific answers.

Today, know that no prayer is too big for God, no request is intimidating to Him, so be convinced of what you want and approach Him with boldness and confidence, believing that He is able & He is willing to do it.

Caleb Burchell

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