Wednesday, 24 August 2016

HAVE MERCY ON ME

Mark 10:46‭-‬52 NKJV

 46 Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.
 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
 48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
 49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
 50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
 51 So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.


LESSONS
1. do not be drowned in your current adversity to the extent that you will not be aware of the passing opportunities that will put your adversities behind you forever.

Bartimaeus was blind, He couldn't see Jesus but he heard that Jesus was passing by so he used the opportunity to cry out to the messiah, and that was the end of his blindness.

2.
Take it to the Lord in prayer. Call upon the name of Jesus for every problem. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, have mercy upon me. Bartimaeus asked and he received his sight.


What exactly your problem? God is bigger than every problems that we can or cannot see. God loves us and He is ever near, Call upon the name of the Lord of host and things will turn around........the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cries Psalm 34:15 NIV

3.
Don't mind the crowd. The crowd may be family members or friends or even enemies that try to discourage us about praying to God on the days of adversities.

Bartimaeus was not intimidated by the obstacles (crowd) that tried to stop him from calling upon the name of the Lord for his deliverance. The same way you should not allow anything to stop you from calling on God for mercy.

4.
Be persistent be consistent. The more they try to stop him the louder he called on Jesus for mercy (verse 38). And what he desired most was given him.

5.
Have faith. Bartimaeus had faith that Jesus would heal him, it was that same tool (FAITH) that Jesus used in completing the miracle......"go your way, your faith has made you well"

PRAYER
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Have mercy upon us.

Take like 5 mins to say this prayer (asking for mercy) concerning that struggle in your life and it shall be well with you.
Amen!


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