Honestly Following Jesus

And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “Rabbi let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.   Mark 10:51 ESV

Some of us might feel we need some kind of special mysterious experience to understand God. But Jesus always made things very simple for people. Out of all the thousands of people in the crowd that day it is amazing that only this one blind man named Bartimaeus could see clearly. When he heard that Jesus was coming his way, he believed that God was really interested in his problem. Then Bartimaeus began to shout as loud as he could asking Jesus to have mercy on him. The people around him told him to quiet down. They didn’t believe that Jesus would be interested in helping somebody like Bartimaeus.

But the good news for Bartimaeus and for us is that Jesus is interested in everyone. He had not walked up the street where Bartimaeus was sitting by accident. Just like Bartimaeus all you and I have to do is believe he cares and ask for His help no matter what anyone else say. Then just like Bartimaeus we will discover that God is passing by today because He loves us and sent Jesus for anyone ready to be honest and who are willing to follow Him!


Published by pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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