Ask to be a blessing!

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.” Matt 20:32-33

Are you praying to God for what you need or what you want?

The two blind men could have asked Jesus for anything. They could have replied to Him, “Lord, make us rich!” or “Lord, please give us a large house with plenty of food and servants!”
They could have lived comfortably as blind men with servants and a big home.

That’s not what they wanted or what they needed. They wanted to see!
Being able to see will enable them to quit begging others.
They can work and provide for someone else.
They can testify of the miracle that happened.
They can encourage others.

It was James that said,

“You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” James 4:2-3

Sometimes we treat God like our children treat us – they ask for a new game when they need new shoes and shirts.
How pleasing to a parent when a child actually asks for the clothing that is needed and not the frivolous.

God is more than willing to bless us. Ask for the best blessing possible but ask for what will also bless others through you.

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