Alms or Vision?

Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
— Luke 18:41

Did Jesus know what this man needed?

Of course He did. But, there is something in the asking. It is the same with our prayers. The enemy cannot stop God from answering our prayers, but he can discourage us from praying. Do not let him. 

Sometimes we think if God already knows what we need, why pray and ask? 

But there is something in the asking that works within us. Prayer changes us. It expands our hearts and helps us gain clarity. If we read the previous verses, we see that the blind man was begging by the wayside. When Jesus asked what the man wanted Him to do he could have asked Jesus for alms. 

But, the man had faith that Jesus was capable of doing much more for him. He could give him sight that he never need beg again. 

Jesus can go above and beyond, not just providing temporary relief from a problem but eliminating the problem entirely at its root cause. 

So, are your prayers big enough?

To Ponder:

Am I begging the Creator of the Universe for alms when I could receive perfect sight?


Lord, may I receive my sight. 

In Jesus Powerful Name, Amen. 

Lori HilComment