Cry Out To Jesus

Cry Out To Jesus

I’ve had many people make comments to me about my prayer life assuming it’s vibrant because I lead prayer meetings. While I would like to agree with the psalmist confidently in faith that “with my whole heart I seek you” (Psalm 119:10), the honest reason I got involved in leading prayer meetings is because I’m very aware of my own need for Jesus. I have a lot of growing to do in my prayer life, but I desperately want to see God’s kingdom come and His will be done. I know that as our church becomes a people of sincere faith banging on God’s door asking for His will to be done, He is sure to answer. Mark 10:46-52 describes the story of Bartimaeus (whose name means son of honor). In this story a blind beggar, Bartimaeus, is told that Jesus of Nazareth is in the midst of the large crowd passing by him and responds by shouting “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many of the people around him try to shut him up but instead he cries even louder “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Hearing his cry, Jesus calls Bartimaeus to himself and heals his blindness. Wow. This story moves me for two reasons. Firstly, Jesus is the kind of man who while leading a large crowd of people stops with compassion for a yelling beggar. May I never get past this aspect of Jesus’ character. Secondly, if a blind beggar cried out with that kind of expectation when he heard that Jesus was walking past, how much more should we cry out...
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