From enjoying time with my grandchildren to introducing auto-opening bins to the UK, life is wonderfully full. My passion is to see people enjoying all that Father God has for them. Besides ensuring consumers' kitchens are well equipped, I also love my involvement with the Gideons presenting Bibles in schools and prisons.
What Am I Believing For?
In Mark 10:51 Jesus asks, “What do you want me to do for you?”
Now picture this: “I need prayer for my hearing,” a young man says. The ministry team prays earnestly and someone asks if they can place their hands on the young man’s ears. After a couple of minutes, they ask how his hearing is. “I don’t know,” he replies, "my court hearing isn’t until Thursday, I’ll let you know then!"
Was Jesus thinking of this when he asked the blind man, “what do you want me to do for you?” Wasn’t it obvious? He needed his eye sight restored. Whilst the Lord knows all about us, it is clear that he wants us to articulate what is on our heart and what is our specific need at a certain time. As James 4:2 says, “you do not have because you do not ask.”
Caleb in the Old Testament is known for being specific about his inheritance. He did not ask Joshua for any hill, but specifically for Mount Hebron. Permission was granted; then he had to exercise his faith and fight for it – but that’s another lesson. So, let’s be specific with our requests this week. Don’t just ask Father God to “bless” a person or situation, but what is the nature of that blessing? How do you want God to act on your behalf? As Smith Wigglesworth said, “God is more eager to answer than we are to ask!” May this not be said of us at Equippers.