Mark 10:50 Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus. 51And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” 52And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.
It’s odd that Jesus would ask a blind man, “what would you want me to do for you?” There is something powerful about you identifying the specific thing you desire from Father. Have you ever wanted to get something special for your child, but you want it to wow them.
Around our house, even for Christmas, we ask the kids for a list of things they would like. Only they know what would be their biggest wow. God wants to know what is your biggest wow. The promise land was a big wow! …A land of milk and honey. …A land of gold and silver.
When setting out to circle something in prayer you need to spell out your Jericho. Is it spelled healing? Is it spelled provision? Have you failed to make a request clear?
Why we don’t pray specific detailed prayers:
- We tend to think that if we pray generically He, Father, will take care of the details.
- We’re really unsure of what we want.
- We’re slightly afraid of the added responsibility of the answer.
- We don’t realize the power of prayer to remove the occupying enemy.
- We don’t realize the power of prayer to bring forth God’s good answer.
- We would get too wound up in a vision ( and maybe get very disappointed if it didn’t come to pass)
- We don’t take true ownership of a vision and a responsibility to bring it forth – carelessly giving it over to false sense of God’s sovereignty.
The Bible is full of examples where God’s kids brought specific requests. If you are a child of the Father and something is on your heart with faith, you have to trust it’s right to bring it before Him.
Hannah asked for a boy and promises to give him to the Lord. Elijah asks God to consume the sacrifice with fire. Daniel asked God for specific revelation concerning the end times of the people of Israel.
Ask that your joy might be full.