- How often am I blinded by my own circumstances that I cannot see that God has allowed it for a purpose.
- Jesus does not just pass by me, but is right there ready for me to cry out to Him
- I can cry out for, yes actually beg for mercy and Praise the Lord, He is ever merciful! Luke 18:38-39 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
- The blind man was not ashamed or embarrassed to call out to Jesus for mercy in front of others. Am I ashamed of Him before others? I should not be! I need not be! But unfortunately, sometimes I am.
- I realize that though it is not wrong to ask God for mercy, He may be saying: "What wilt thou have me to do? I need to be specific in asking God for things. Luke 18:40-41 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
- Jesus is right beside me always ready and willing to answer me and bless me. Luke 18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
- The blind man's faith is what got his prayer answered. He asked, he believed, and God answered. 1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: Not only did he receive his physical sight, but he also received his spiritual sight, for Jesus said his faith had saved him. We too are saved through faith, not of works. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
- The blind man received his sight immediately. His faith also saved him immediately. Jesus will save us the very second we ask Him to. Luke 18:42-43 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God:
- Jesus' works will cause others to glorify God and praise Him. Luke 18:42-43 ... and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
- Jesus work in my life should be visible to others. Most of all His work in my life should cause me to glorify Him.
- Jesus can and will open my eyes to see what He has for me and what He can do for me. Psalms 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
- I must also remember that God's eyes are never blinded. They are always open and always watching me. 1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. He also never sleeps. Psalms 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear.
Open my mouth, and let me bear,
Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.
Words & Music: Clara H. Scott,
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