Day 230 – Go for it
On: June 18, 2015 | By: SWLadmin
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Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God. Luke 18:40-43
I would have looked at this man, a beggar, and pondered whether I should give him some money. Jesus looked at the man and asked him what he wanted. The reply was not money, but his sight restored.
How do I respond to this? Jesus was the Son of God; He had the power; this was His mission on Earth back in AD30. Whereas, I’m just little old me, who doesn’t have these powers or the belief that this sort of stuff can happen today ?
Flick back, if you will, to Day 227, where we briefly considered Peter. He could have stayed with his nets by the lakeside, but chose to follow Jesus. Just a few years later, we find him outside the temple being called by a lame beggar who was asking for cash. We read that: Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Acts 3:6 And the man stood up, walked and leapt around praising God.
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:12-13
Will I be a Peter, and go for it: believing in the power of Jesus’ name, and doing the same things He did? Or will I step back from the risk of failure and embarrassment: to the detriment of those around me in need, and diminishing the presence and glory of God in my life?
Father God, please grant me the belief and boldness to step our in Your name to do the things You did. That many might be set free from their afflictions and Your name be glorified. In my life. In this day. Amen.