Friday, 31 August 2018
What do you want Me to do for you?
Question of the day: In today's reading (Luke 17:11-37 and 18) there were many possible questions of the day. However; (too bad) I can only choose one. Yeshua asked this question to the blind man in Luke 18:41a "What do you want Me to do for you?"
Answer: Don't you think Yeshua knew before He asked the blind man, "What do you want me to do for you?" After all, the man was blind and shouting repeatedly, "Son of David, have mercy on me." Of course Yeshua already knew.
The blind man could have answered, "What are you asking me for? You're the prophet. You should already know." No, there is something much more valuable than being a wise guy here. Yeshua wanted the man to be specific so there would be no doubt concerning the miracle-working power of God.
My point here is that same question is being asked of you and me today (2,000 years later). Yeshua is asking us today from His seat at the right hand of the Father, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
Pray before you answer Him. God is not your genie in a bottle. Consider these words from the Bible. Jacob(James) 2:2b-3 "You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives so you may spend it on your passions."
This reminds me of a story. A young man was told by his father to move a boulder from the bottom of a hill to the top and he could use all his resources to get it done, but he must not fail in his assignment. After struggling for most of the day, the boulder hadn't moved and the young man was running out of energy.
He went to his father out of breath to report on his failure. His father said, "Son, you didn't use all your resources."
The son replied, "But I did, Dad, I could not possible try harder."
His father concluded, "I don't doubt your effort, but you never asked me to help you." They went together and in a short time the assignment was accomplished.
Whatever is set before us today, let's call on our heavenly father. Let's own this ... Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,