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What Do You Want God To Do For You?

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If I can just touch but the hem of His garment! Pressed in through the crowd - a crowd so big Jesus could not tell who touched Him. Likewise these two blind men just shouted louder. They had a need and were not going to be denied when they heard God was going to be walking by! Meanwhile, we have the Spirit of God on the inside of us and we act like He is a far away entity that we can seek but may not find. 

Secondly from the first half of the key verses we see that their pursuit of the Savior was undertaken in complete humility. They refer to Him as Lord and ask for mercy. That may seem like an obvious point but if you look around modern Christendom there has been a decline in the reverence we show to God. We sing pseudo-worship songs that demand our blessings. We randomly throw around terms that glorify who we are instead of who He is.

"I'm a princess because I am a daughter of the King." 

"I am Apostle Bill and I move in the prophetic anointing of blah blah blah." 

So much of today is trying to get people who are lost to follow man instead of having them call out to God. Yet what do these blind men do? They scream for mercy. I have heard many Christians demand healing and claim that God has virtually no sovereignty in the matter. Beloved, this is not the buddy Jesus you have been sold. This is the creator of the entire universe! I cringe when I hear some Christians address Him, demand things of Him, or even just approach Him without any humility. Have mercy on us indeed. The second half of the key verses reveals the final two points:

So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"   They said to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.  - Matthew 20: 32-34 (NKJV)

What do you want me to do for you? Seems an odd question coming from God Himself, no? It also seems odd since it would be quite apparent that the two men were in fact blind, no? So why the question here? Jesus answers their plea, sees their plight and certainly could have healed them immediately but instead He asks - what do you want me to do for you? God is omniscient beloved; He already knows everything. When He calls out for Adam in the garden it was not because He didn't know where he was. God always knows where we are, even when we may not. No, God wanted to see if Adam knew where Adam was. In this story here, Jesus wants to see if the blind men knew why they were seeking Him out. Remember, as we walk through the Bible, not everyone has pure motives or clear understanding:

From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.  - John 6: 66 (NKJV)

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