What Do You Want?
A word has been on my mind this morning.
I feel it.
Things feel different. Lighter. Easier. More hopeful.
A question- what do you need this morning?
Let's ask for restoration. It is coming. It's on the way. What do we need? It's a simple ask. That can have beautiful impact when put in the hands of God.
Something lost? Not feeling yourself? Just have a vague wondering about what's next? Feeling unsettled? You fill it in.
This small post is just an invitation to ask. To ask Him. Or even just tell. Telling is fine as well. He knows what we need. And He's our best friend. Right there when we need it.
We have a beautiful opportunity to ask.
As I've mentioned, earlier in April I got to go on this beautiful weekend trip to Colorado for Ransomed Heart's Captivating Event- where over 400 women gather and just get to seek God for the weekend. No agenda except to let Him do whatever He wills that weekend.
One beautiful afternoon we had a few minutes to break and just go talk to God.
I usually decide to take walks with Him in those moments. I love walking, and how could I resist in the middle of the mountains? Must be walking.
On my short walk in the sun I heard something I didn't expect from God. A question. Actually a question I had heard before- "What do you want?"
I should give you the backstory.
God has asked me this question several years in a row. Definitely for about 3 years. But it never really sunk in. Do you know what I mean? It never sunk in deep where I understood why He was asking. What He was getting at. There was no "aha."
And then the aha.
On this trip I was thinking about some pretty heavy decisions career-wise. I was stumbling around in my head trying to figure out exactly what was next- to keep doing what I am doing or take another direction.
It had been a while since He had asked me this question. Several months.
And suddenly it made sense.
"What do you want to do dear?"
Through the word "restoration" he asks the same thing-
"What do you want?"
Jesus asked this so many times in the Bible:
"As Jesus was leaving town, trailed by his disciples and a parade of people, a blind beggar by the name of Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, was sitting alongside the road. When he heard that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by, he began to cry out, 'Son of David, Jesus! Mercy, have mercy on me!' Many tried to hush him up, but he yelled all the louder, 'Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!'
Jesus stopped in his tracks. 'Call him over.'
They called him. 'It’s your lucky day! Get up! He’s calling you to come!' Throwing off his coat, he was on his feet at once and came to Jesus.
Jesus said, 'What can I do for you?'
The blind man said, 'Rabbi, I want to see.'
'On your way,' said Jesus. 'Your faith has saved and healed you.'
In that very instant he recovered his sight and followed Jesus down the road." (Mark 10:46-52)
Simple words. "What can I do for you?"
"Rabbi, I want to see."
What do you want?