February 29 What Do You Want The Lord
to Do for You?
"What do you want Me to do for
you?" He said, "Lord, that I may receive my sight." —Luke 18:41
Is there something in your life that not only disturbs you, but makes
you a disturbance to others? If so, it is always something you cannot handle
yourself. “Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but
he cried out all the more…” (Luke 18:39). Be persistent with your disturbance
until you get face to face with the Lord Himself. Don’t deify common sense. To
sit calmly by, instead of creating a disturbance, serves only to deify our
common sense. When Jesus asks what we want Him to do for us about the
incredible problem that is confronting us, remember that He doesn’t work in
commonsense ways, but only in supernatural ways.
Look at how we limit the Lord by only remembering what we have allowed
Him to do for us in the past. We say, “I always failed there, and I always
will.” Consequently, we don’t ask for what we want. Instead, we think, “It is
ridiculous to ask God to do this.” If it is an impossibility, it is the very
thing for which we have to ask. If it is not an impossible thing, it is not a
real disturbance. And God will do what is absolutely impossible.
This man received his sight. But the most impossible thing for you is to
be so closely identified with the Lord that there is literally nothing of your
old life remaining. God will do it if you will ask Him. But you have to come to
the point of believing Him to be almighty. We find faith by not only believing
what Jesus says, but, even more, by trusting Jesus Himself. If we only look at
what He says, we will never believe. Once we see Jesus, the impossible things
He does in our lives become as natural as breathing. The agony we suffer is
only the result of the deliberate shallowness of our own heart. We won’t
believe; we won’t let go by severing the line that secures the boat to the
shore— we prefer to worry.