“What do you want Me to do for you?” This is the question Jesus asked of James and John in Mark 10. This is the question Jesus asked of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, when Bartimaeus called out to Him as He passed by. Bartimaeus’s answer was quick to come, he knew what he wanted, what he needed. “Rabbi, I want to see.” he replied. Jesus granted his request and with it so much more, I suspect.
How would I answer this same question if Jesus asked it of me? What do I want Jesus to do for me? Do I even know where to start? Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner. Convict me, forgive my sins, clean me from all unrighteousness, and adopt me – make me Your child. Set my feet on level ground and direct my paths. Search me and know me, take away my heart of stone and give me a heart of flesh. Give me a good soil heart ready to receive Your word.
Lord, I want you to rescue me, from myself and if necessary from my enemies. I want you to redeem me, to restore me, to renew me and to reconcile me to You and to others. I want You to give me hope and a future, meaning and purpose. I want You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, to walk with me. I want You to take hold of my right hand. I want You to SHOW ME YOUR GLORY. (didn’t Moses dare to ask that of You?) Moses didn’t want to go anywhere that You did not go with him and neither do I.
Make me bold. Make me joyful, thankful, compassionate and merciful. Make my scarlet sins as white as snow. Clean me with hyssop and give me a pure heart. Search out any wicked ways in me and remove them. Make me more like You, Jesus. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and give me rest for my soul. And SHOW ME YOUR GLORY.
When I suffer, make me strong, firm and steadfast. Lord, make Your grace abound to me so that in all things at all times I have all that I need to abound in the work You have for me to do. Teach me Your ways and give me an undivided heart. Put Your laws in my mind, write Your laws on my heart. Guide me in Your truth and lead me in the way everlasting. Walk with me. Promise me You will never leave me nor forsake me. and SHOW ME YOUR GLORY.
When I am weary, make me strong. I want You to hide me beneath the shelter of Your wings or hide me in the cleft of the rock, like You did Moses. Make me lie down in green pastures, lead me beside still waters. Restore my soul, renew my faith. Grant that I will soar on wings like eagles, let me run and not be weary, let me walk with You and not grow faint. Let me hear You calling my name, like You do each and every star. Grant me a glimpse through the glass. SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!
as I write this I am realizing, that God through Jesus, has already promised in His word to do everything that I have just asked of Him, and more! And God keeps His promises. “What I have said, that will I bring about;” (Isaiah 46:11)
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
Lord, SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!
sincerely, Grace Day