The gospel of Mark tells us the story of Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, who was a blind beggar that sat outside the walls of Jericho, begging for money. A sad story, indeed, because people like Bartimaeus were complete outcasts in society.
When Bartimaeus knew that Jesus was near, he called to Him loudly and made quite a ruckus. Jesus told the apostles to bring him to Him and Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” Bartimaeus wanted to see.
What is it that you want? What are you praying for? God wants you to come to him with all your cares, worries, concerns, hopes, dreams, and desires. It is not selfish to ask God for things that benefit you. He wants you to come and speak with him about these things. What is is that your hear most desires at this point in time?
Spend some quiet time with God today and tell Him what is in your heart.
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. – Mark 10: 52