Read: “Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!’ …When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Lord’ they said, ‘we want to see!’ Jesus…touched their eyes. Instantly they could see!…” Matthew 20:30-34 (NLT)
Reflect: I have a hard time asking for big things because I can feel like I am asking too much or like I don’t deserve to ask for my dreams. There have also been times when I thought my life couldn’t get any better and then God answered my big prayers in a way I never imagined. At one point, I was jobless and a person contacted me with a job offer, without an interview, with benefits better than any job I had ever had. It was through someone I had briefly met a couple of years earlier. The dark time I was in turned into a dream better than I ever imagined when God provided that job for me.
God likes to hear us ask big because he can bless us immeasurably more than we ask through our connection to him and his power. Living a fulfilled life and reaching your destiny flows out of that connection to God. In Jesus’ time, blind people lived on the street begging for help and depending on the generosity of others. The blind men in the passage above could have asked Jesus for money, food, or just to make it through the week. Jesus already knew what they desired. He asked them what they wanted him to do so they could vocalize it and the crowd could hear them ask for a huge thing that would change their lives but was impossible without God. By faith they asked big and God answered their prayers.
React: Do you normally pray to survive a situation or make it through the week? Ask God for your big, specific dreams—even miracles—that will allow you to thrive instead of just getting by. He may surprise you in amazing ways.
Pray: God, you are powerful. I want to experience your immeasurable greatness in my life and use the blessings you give me to bless others. Please help me to bring my big, specific prayers to you.