Daily Devotion Monday, June 10th

Monday, June 10, 2013 – Psalm 73; Deuteronomy 30:1-10; 2 Corinthians 10:1-18 and Luke 18:31-43

Luke 18:31-43 – 35 As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” 42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” 43 Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.

Imagine with me that Jesus is passing by and you cry out to him “Son of David, have mercy on me!” He calls to you and asks; “what do you want me to do for you?” The blind man asked for sight. What is your request of Jesus?

For each of us our request and God’s response will be different. What request do you have of Jesus today?

My prayers ended up being more for others, than for me. I did pray that God begin giving me his word to share this coming Sunday. Something I’m considering doing, is sharing the readings for the coming Sunday with you all on the prior Sunday afternoon/evening. Asking for any reflections you may have on the texts, any questions. This would do two things, get me going on my preparations one day earlier and bring you all into the process. I think I’ll begin this today, then next Sunday do it on Sunday afternoon. This may be Jesus already answering a prayer I’ve had.

Hear again Jesus saying unto us; “what do you want me to do for you?”

O Jesus, you journey with me every day. Sometimes I really notice your presence and many times I do not. Today, may I sense how you are with me and how you want to hear my prayers, my desires for you and for me and for many others. I give thanks for how you healed the sick, forgave sinners, taught in parables. Mostly I give thanks for how you willingly gave your life upon the cross, so all could have true abundant life. Help me fully trust in you and seek to serve you in thought, word and deed. Amen.

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