Weekly Devotional

Questions Jesus Asked - What do you want Me to do for you?

Day One

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? Two blind men are yelling as loud as they can to get Jesus’ attention amongst the crowd. What does every blind person want? And yet, Jesus asks the question, “What do you want me to do for you?” I admit I’m perplexed as well. Think back to your years in school. How many times does the teacher ask a question to which he/she knows the answer? What is 4 + 3? Why did the author use this phrase? Who was the first president of the United States? What does asking a question do for the relationship between the person asking and the one answering? Jesus could be setting the stage for a teachable moment amongst the crowd. He could be developing a relationship with the blind men. Ask yourself today what do you want Jesus to do for you?

Read Matthew 20:29-34

Day Two

The depth of intimate knowledge God has of each one of us is almost incomprehensible. Before we form the words on our lips, God knows what we’re going to say. So why do we need to ask? Today think about why Jesus asks questions he already knows the answer to. What questions might Jesus have for you today?

Read Psalm 139:1-4

Day Three

Even though God knows our every thought, he asks us to make our requests known to him. Think about someone you trust implicitly. My mom comes to mind. Decades of loving me, I know she’ll do everything in her power to help me with the things I need and the things I cannot do for myself. God expects us to share our thoughts, hopes, dreams and problems and trust that he will do the same. Can you trust God with your deepest needs and biggest problems today?

Read Philippians 4:6-7

Day Four

The level of detail in God’s design and authority is amazing. Again, Jesus begins with a question. Maybe we should spend more time asking ourselves why we do—or don’t do—the things that we do. Why do you have the schedule that you do? Why do you go to church? Why don’t you go to church? Why do you spend your time and money the way that you do? Perhaps Jesus asks so that we don’t wake up one day and realize we’ve spent our lives in a way that we never intended.

Read Matthew 6:28-34

Day Five

Not only does Jesus ask a number of questions, He encourages us to ask Him questions. What is hurting you today? What are you worried about? What are you thankful for? Where do you want to head in life? Why is it important to you? How can you possibly get that done? How much do you really love me, not everyone else, just me, Jesus? Ask your questions of Jesus today and listen for His responses.

Read Matthew 7:7-12