Living with Interruptions
ReRead: Mark 10:52
Monday 3/2/15 Day 11
Ponder: All of Bartimaeus’ life was marked with interruptions of hardship and suffering. This blind beggar now has an encounter with the Living Grace of God, Jesus. Bartimaeus cries out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” In other words, “Messiah, save me.” Jesus replies, “What do you want me to do for you?” Batimaeus answers, “Rabbi, I want to see.” In other Words, “Teacher, I need revelation or truth.” Jesus tells the beggar, “Your faith has saved you.” Immediately, he received his sight. With abounding gratitude, Bartimaeus follows Jesus down the road.
Practice: Jesus has a way of getting truth to us. Our motives must be driven by love, for service, with an active faith.
Prayer: Father, you are the God of the impossible. Open my eyes to see and my mind to receive the revelation of Truth. I want to be like Jesus, please send your Grace to save me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mission: Will you be Jesus to someone in need today by asking, “What do you want me to do for you?”