“What do you want me to do for you?”

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“What do you want me to do for you?”

This is the question I was asked to answer for week two of a nine month journey group I am participating in. The question is a simple one, but yet so difficult to answer. The question is the one that Jesus asked the blind man when he cried out to Jesus as Jesus was walking by in Mark 10:46-51. Those around him tried to silence him, but his cries continued as he called out to Jesus. Now he has Jesus’ attention and Jesus asks him, “What do you want me to do for you?”

As I think of the concept of having Jesus’ attention my heart is humbled and overwhelmed. How often have we spent hours, days, weeks, months or even years crying out to Jesus about issues in our lives? I know there are too many for me to count within my own life or family that I’ve been praying for.

How well do we transition from the crying out to Jesus, to answering the question He has put before us? When we are in the Presence of the King of Kings and Lord or Lords, how do you answer this simple question?

Do you open your scroll filled with lists of requests?

Do you present to Him your full list or just a partial list?

How do you answer this question?

For me, my heart is torn. There are so many requests I have for Jesus, however, when it comes to being in the Presence of Jesus what matters most?

What are my deepest needs I would like to present to Jesus?

Do I present my family and ask for Jesus to touch them?

Do I lay myself at the altar and ask for Jesus to transform me?

Do I ask for everything my heart desires? For the needs of the many who I love and care for? For those who are wounded to be delivered, healed and restored?

How do I answer this question?

As I sit here in a hotel room in Cambodia, where I’ve spent the last four days praying for this beautiful nation, the words of a song begin to flow through my heart and mind.

I stand and take my shoes off and take a position, a posture, of reference to Jesus. As I bow before Jesus as He asks me this question, my answer is found in this simple song, Closer, writen by Amanda Cook. These words become a prayer as I kneel before Jesus in complete surrender and adoration.

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Closer (Bethel Live: For the Sake of the World Album)

Verse:
Your love has ravished my heart
And taken me over, taken me over
And all I want is to be
With You forever, with You forever

Chorus 1:
Pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper
I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart
‘Cause Your love is so much sweeter
Than anything I’ve tasted
I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

Bridge:
Ooh, Ooh how great your love is for me
Ooh, Ooh how great is your love

Chorus 2:
Pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper
I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart
‘Cause Your love is so much stronger
Than anything I’ve faced and
I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

My heart is overwhelmed with the love of Jesus, with His heart for me and my family, for all my desires and passions, and for the needs of those I care deeply for. See it’s when I surrender myself, Jesus not only answers my prayer, but He goes above and beyond what I could imagine. As we position ourselves for a deeper relationship with Christ, He moves on our behalf.

My motive is not to position myself to get something from His Hands, although I am always blessed when Christ does something for me. Instead, my motive is to seek His Face, His Presence, and out of this heart cry He moves and blesses me. My heart cry is to know Him more, plain and simple.

So beautiful.

I want to know your heart, that is my answer Jesus.

What is your answer to this question?

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One thought on ““What do you want me to do for you?”

  1. This was so excellent, Kristin! I truly needed to hear this! It was so well written and deeply probing! PONDERING THIS: “How well do we transition from the crying out to Jesus, to answering the question He has put before us?”

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