Weekday devotionals for Christians

Quitting, Crying, Conquering

Mark 10:46-52

(46)  And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

(47)  And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

(48)  And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

(49)  And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

(50)  And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

(51)  And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

(52)  And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

continued from Monday…..

  1. He was tired of his life’s situation. –vs. 48 I have found in life that most people like to complain about something rather than to fix the problem.  I am not trying to be unkind, but merely stating a fact of life.  I am there in many cases as well.  In order for change to happen in the life of an individual, that person must be so dissatisfied with their situation, that they are motivated and willing to do whatever it takes to change.  I have tried to help others who were not ready for change and it came back to bite me really hard.  In order for complete change to take place, someone has to be motivated in a life-altering way.  If they are not ready or motivated, then they are not really sick of their situation.  When life hits you hard and something bad happens, are you fully ready to do something about it or do you just want to complain about it.  So, how about you?  Is something bad happening in your life?  Is it bad enough for you to change?
  2. He was determined to be an over-comer. –vs. 48 I believe that this step is the next thing that happens.  He did the only thing he could and he became an over-comer with the power of Jesus! Notice that his actions only bolstered him to call out to Jesus more!  There is a lot of wisdom in this man’s act of faith.  What do you do when you get motivated to do something?  Do you go to Jesus first?  Do you cry out even more?  Have you ever tried it this way?  Go ahead and test God and see what He will do in your life?  He wants to be totally real and relevant in your life.

…to be continued…

August 9, 2017 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , ,


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      Comment by cwkennedy | January 21, 2018 | Reply

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