God-Sized Requests


The blind man sat by the side of the road leading to Jericho, as he did every day, begging for money or food. But on this day, he heard the sounds of a crowd approaching. Judging by the excitement in the voices of the crowd, the blind man called out to those nearby, “What’s going on? What is all the excitement about?” Someone in the crowd replied, “It’s Jesus! Jesus of Nazareth is passing by!”

The blind man had heard about this Jesus of Nazareth. People had been saying that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of David. So, the blind man began to cry out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” No doubt the people who lived in that area had heard this man crying out for mercy for a blind man as he begged for money or food. So, those nearest the blind man yelled, “Be quiet!” But the blind man would not be deterred. He needed to get Jesus’ attention. So the blind man started crying out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Jesus heard the man’s cry. He stopped walking and ordered that the man be brought to Him. When the blind man was brought before Him, Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” The man could have asked for money. He could have asked for food. But he had a bigger request, a God-sized request, and so he said to Jesus, “Lord, I want to see!” Although physically blind, the man had enough vision, enough faith to know that this Jesus, the Son of David, could give him what he wanted. Anyone could give him money or food, but Jesus was not just anyone. And so, the blind man’s faith led him to make a God-sized request, to ask for sight. And his faith was rewarded, as Jesus restored his sight. (Luke 18:35-43)

God wants us to come to Him with our requests, with our needs. He wants us to bring Him all of our requests, but He especially wants us to bring our God-sized requests to Him, those things that we can’t possibly do on our own. He wants us to have God-sized dreams and God-sized visions. When the blind man received His sight, He began to follow Jesus and began to glorify God. And those who saw what had happened gave praise to God. We need to be just like the blind man. We need to bring our God-sized requests, dreams, and visions to Jesus. Why? Because when those God-sized dreams and visions are fulfilled in our lives, they point us and those around us to God, and God will be glorified.


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