Prepare. Position. Press. Day 7 – Set the Expectation: What Do You Expect to Receive?

"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked the blind man in Mark 10:51. What I only realized just now was that Jesus also asked James and John this same question verses earlier. This always seemed like a rhetorical question to me but then I heard a sermon, by Dr. Tony Evans I believe, that mentioned the reason Jesus asked the blind man this was to be sure he knew what he wanted and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

Sometimes we go to God asking Him to fix our situations without specifying how. Then when the situations get fixed, we don’t always give God the glory because we don’t know if it was time or God. So here, I believe Jesus wanted the blind man to be sure and to know exactly what he was seeking so that when it happened, he would know without a doubt that it was God.

So here, today, God is saying, what can I do for you? You have already asked God for a focus word for the year. What would you like God to do in your life as a result of that? How would you like God to change you through that word? How would you like God to grow you and deepen your relationship with Him through that word?

Set an expectation of God…again God is asking, what would you have him do for you?

Prayer:
Lord thank You for today. Thank You for the witness of Blind Bartimaeus. Thank You for his encountering Your son and being able to explicitly say I want to see. Like Bartimaeus, I set an expectation, a request before you. I thank You for this season to prepare me for how You choose to work and move in my life through the focus word You have given me. I thank You for everything that is sure to come from it — a deeper relationship with you, a greater understanding and revelation of my purpose, and a correction of my vision as I see myself in You and see You. I thank You that when next year comes to an end, I can expect to see Your hand at work in my life in ways beyond my imagination. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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