Luke 18:41 ” ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ ‘Lord, I want to see.’ he replied.”

As Jesus was making His way near Jericho, He came upon a blind man sitting near the road.  When the man heard that it was Jesus approaching he started yelling, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  So Jesus stopped and very bluntly asked the blind man, “What do you want Me to do for you?”  Now obviously, Jesus knew the man was blind,  so why did He ask him a question like that?  He was asking the man to verbalize his heart’s desire… and his fervent hopes.  He was also asking him to be explicit not general.  The Lord wants us to pray specific prayers…for He wants to hear our heart’s desires.  I remember well when we were looking for a new home in Idaho…my prayers were very general, “Lord, help us find a new home.”  But it was during one of my generalized prayers that the Holy Spirit stopped me and asked what I wanted in that home.  I started listing my heart’s desires one by one…large kitchen, fireplace, walk-in closet, jetted tub, a large space for a garden, and East facing windows to watch the sunrise.  And He gave them all to me in a perfect home!

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