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Be Specific

Focus: Luke 18:41 - KJV

41. Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.


Luke 18:35-43


 It is very true that God is Omniscient and therefore knows all things including the needs of each and every one of us. At times such needs even appear glaring that we need not tell Him for Him to decipher the specific issues holding us bound. But God’s ways are not our ways. So, it is not in God’s manner to just give things to man that he is likely to turn around and blame God for. Adam is our example: when he was given a help meet by God, he ended up blaming God for it. God had seen that it was not good for man to be alone. In the end, God was blamed for His choice for man. In essence, even though God bestows on man many things he never even thought of or pray about, when it comes to certain critical matters, God will rather we ask, seek and knock to receive them from Him.


Bartimaeus was a blind man whose destiny had been truncated because of his blindness. When he encountered Christ, he prayed a generic prayer like many of us still do today. He asked Jesus to have mercy on him. Of course, it was obvious that he was blind and that he would require his sight. But Christ asked him what precisely he wanted. This may appear strange but if properly interrogated, some other person may have better priority than having the sight restored. His priority may have been silver and gold instead of sight. Hence, the necessity for clarification.


The Lord is sensitizing us today that we need to be more specific in our requests in the place of prayer. It is not enough to come and say Lord have mercy on me, or Lord please fight my battles or any such general prayer statements. It is important that we beam the light of our prayers on the very specific things we require God to do for us. And assuredly, God will respond and meet our needs because He says His ears are not heavy that He cannot hear, neither are His hands heavy that He cannot rescue. Once we do it correctly, He is ready and able to succor us, even now.


SOLUTION: Let us be mindful to be specific in our requests from the Lord. There is nothing we ask in accordance with His purpose for our lives, that He will not provide.


Please pray:

·      Give thanks to God for the grace to ask of Him things you desire and be blessed with it

·      Pray God to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus

·      Ask God to please teach you by His Spirit what to ask per time so as not to ask amiss

·      Ask God to please meet the needs of the teeming population that are looking unto Him for succor from the harshness in the world currently

·      Please ask for your daily bread for today: it is your entitlement


If you are blessed by this post, kindly share with your contacts, as well as others, that they may be blessed also. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly as you do so, in Jesus’ name.

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