If Jesus Asked

May 17, 2021
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Mark 10:51 – "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see." (NIV)

The other morning, I was reading in Mark, and when I came across this verse, it got me thinking. What would I ask for? Would I be so bold? Then, more questions came flooding into my mind. Do any of these questions come to mind?

           If Jesus Asked

    If Jesus asked, "What can I do for you?"
    How would you answer, what would you say?
    Would your answer be for a healing
    Or to give a loved one even one more day?
    Would you ask for money and gold
    Or to stay young and not grow old?
    Would you ask to be given a child
    Or for the ones you have, not to be disobedient and wild?
    Would you ask for your children to be great in school
    Or that everyone would live by the Golden Rule?
    Would you ask that in all the world sin would be gone
    That there would be no more sickness and life could go on?
    Or maybe a big house and a fancy car
    Or just to be content where you are?
    If you want to be as rich as you can be
    Look to the Bible and you will see
    When you open your heart and accept your salvation
    Then every day, you will have cause for a celebration.

Jeremiah 29:11 – "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (NIV)

Philippians 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

Prayer: Thank You, Jesus, that You are all that we need now and tomorrow. Help us to be thankful that You are faithful and will always be with us. Teach us to wait on You, Lord, for the things that You have planned for us, instead of wanting things yesterday. O God, where would we be without You? May Your Holy Spirit help us to do what You tell us that You want us to do for You! In Your precious name, we pray. Amen.

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Brenda Vargas <brendalovespico@gmail.com>
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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen, Brenda.

    Great thought-provoking post, Brenda. God bless!

    Amen, Brenda, may it be so. Thanks for sharing this encouraging devotional. Blessings.

    Ah… being blessed AND being satisfied … now that’s the question!

    Thank you for that very timely poem and message. It made me think, what would I ask for. I realized my wants are little, my needs are few. I am truly blessed.

    Yes, amen, Thank you for so dearly putting thoughts and feelings into poetry for us to meditate on!!
    (NS Canada)
    You have a lovely state!

    Thank you, Brenda.
    Liked your devotion this morning very much. It really hits the spot of my needing him close.
    (Quebec, Canada)

    Thanks for this stimulating meditation and the poem.
    There is plenty of food for thought!
    Bless you for your inspiration to others along “The Way”.
    (B. C.)

    Hello Brenda!
    I want to thank you for your delightful, inspiring Devotional. Those verses mean so much to me. Enjoy your day!
    Blessings and gratitude,

    Hello Brenda,
    Many thanks for your devotional submission today and a very good poem you have written. Yes, we must be ever thankful that our loving Saviour is ever ready to guide us and supply us with whatever is really needed in our lives. We have to remember to have patience and wait for His answer as that is the one for the best results in our daily lives. Blessings to you.

    A beautiful Monday morning to you, Brenda, and I’m so blessed to start the week with your special words. The Scripture verses and prayer says it all for me. Of course, I have a pain area all the time, and I know I could beg God to take it away, but I know His plan for my life is in His hands.
    Thank you, Brenda, for helping me to think more honesty with what’s best for me at the right time. God bless you real good, and I’ll look forward for your next special words.

    Dear Brenda,
    I am blessed by your devotion because it is from the perspective of Jesus asking, “What can I do for you?” Although we come to Jesus in prayer with our worship, needs, and intercession, knowing that God knows our needs before we ask, to read the words of Jesus, asking “What can I do set a new focus for me, in a very personal way. I appreciate your list of things to answer Jesus’ question. Blessings.

    I really liked your devotion “If Jesus Asked” – I am still giving it some thought. Thanks again.

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