What do you want from God? Wow. What a question. Here is the text but as you read it, ask yourself, do you think that Jesus DID NOT KNOW what the man wanted? Of course he knew. So… Why did He ask him, “What do you want me to do for you?” If Jesus asked YOU that question, what would you say?
Do you think He already knows?
Yet, why does He ask?
“And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”Matthew 20:30-33 ESVhttps://bible.com/bible/59/mat.20.30-33.ESV
Sometimes I ask my young teens questions. I feel like I know them so I can guess what they will say but I still ask (and sometimes I’m surprised by their responses!). I engage them with questions because I want to know what they will say to see/hear where their mind and heart is at. Do THEY even know what’s up with themselves?!?!? I love them and want to help them even though they certainly do not get everything they ask for or long for from me. Sometimes it is not the right time or they are not ready or maybe what they want is coming or seriously, sometimes (many times) they are just plain focused on the wrong things- temporary things- and I can see it so clearly just because I’ve lived longer and am older and much wiser (I was there too though so I get it).
BUT GOD… He knows wayyy more than I do about me and about our children. Jesus doesn’t have an ‘idea’ about the state of their heart and mind HE KNOWS EXACTLY what’s in there (probably more than WE do!). And He has plans for them and for me. He knew us even before our parents knew us. And He already gave His life for us showing that He loves us … but what do we want?
So Jesus asked the question straight out – “What do you want me to do for you?“
Take a moment today and think about that. What would you say to Jesus right now today if He asked you that question? How would you respond? What would I say?
I’m going to write down my answer later today when I’m riding the subway. I want to see what I come up with. I don’t want to write the typical answer of what I think would be the best response to a question like that but instead I want to take the time to be really honest and clear.
Do I even know what I want?
Let’s dream with God today.