Talking to Jesus: What God Wants

” ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.” (Mark 10:52)

What does God really want from us? It’s a question that comes up a lot on this site. And Jesus’ words to the blind beggar give us another clue: “Your faith has healed you.”

ttj_350I’m not going to talk about what God wants from you in order to miraculously heal you or your loved ones. I’ve known a lot of people with giant faith whom God lovingly refused to heal. That’s not the point here.

I think what Jesus said reveals God’s heart for us in every area of life: He wants us to believe Him. He wants us to trust Him like a little kid trusts his mom and dad. He doesn’t want us to try Him out as one of many possible theories. He doesn’t want us to work His system in hopes of making ourselves better people. He doesn’t want us to earn His favor by first being flawless.

He wants us to trust Him, to be convinced of His absolute power and goodness and love for us. He wants us to trust Him more.

Think: Why do you think God is so responsive to our faith in Him? Why is our trusting Him so important?

Pray: Ask God to help you to learn to trust Him more.

Do: Think about this idea while reading James 1:2-4.