Friday, April 18, 2014

Prayer Encouragement & SkyMoms Retreat: "A Question Jesus is Asking You" by SkyMom, Terrie Chevaillier

A Question Jesus is Asking You

Jesus stopped and called them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked
Matthew 20:32
In this passage from Matthew chapter 20, two blind men were sitting beside the road and heard that Jesus was coming.  They started shouting and asking Him to have mercy on them.
The crowds told them to be quiet.  However, they continued shouting.   Jesus heard them, stopped, and asked them this question in verse 32.   What do you want me to do for you?
Of course, they said they wanted to see as they were blind.   And guess what, Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes and instantly they could see!  After he healed them, they followed Him.
Have you ever found yourself burdened in a way for your child but inside or outside voices, either real or imagined told you to be quiet, it will never change.   Stop asking.
Let’s put ourselves in the place of these two blind men from a mom perspective.  There are many things we would like Jesus to do for our child.
Guess what?  You can ask Him.
He asked the blind men when they were crying out what they wanted him to do for them.
Because of Easter, we have access to pray in the name of Jesus Christ and come before His throne of grace and mercy and ask Him to help our children.
It’s not wrong to request.  Jesus wants us to request to Him.
Then, we get to trust Him with the answer.

Let’s Pray God’s Word:
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Jesus.  Thank you that because of Jesus’ death, we can come boldly before you and cry for mercy on behalf of our children.
Thank you that you even ask us what we would like you to do for us.  There are areas that I would love to ask you to move in the lives of my children.  Some physical and some spiritual. 
Thank you that when you answer these requests, you not only take care of the problem, but it also allows them to follow You in a more intimate way.
Help me to be a bold mom of prayer and wait expectantly to see what You want to do in the life of my child.
Help me not to be prayer less so I can see You work.
Terrie Chevaillier

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