This is what Jesus asks of Bartimaeus. Why ask such a question, the answer seems so obvious… He is blind and Jesus is the One who does miracles, so why ask? The answer is found in the next verse, when Jesus says to Bartimaeus “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you”. When God asks questions, it is not that He expects an answer or an explanation… He simply desires to release our faith, for faith moves the arm of God for the miraculous…

If this man had asked for money, that is why he was by the wayside, begging (cf. Luke 18:35). Jesus would have simply given him enough to meet his needs. If you take the time to look at the Gospels, you will see that Jesus regularly asks questions of those who come to Him in order to act according to their faith. God knows everything, He knows our needs and our hearts, yet in the same way He wants to ask us questions regularly because He wants to act in our lives and make our faith grow.

Bartimaeus approached Jesus with his need and his expectation, he cried out to God (cf. Luke 18:38). In the same way, we are invited to approach Him to present our needs and challenges to Him with the assurance that He listens to us and desires to respond to us. It is then up to us to take the time to listen to him, because often God does not respond simply like that, He wants to make us partners with Him for the miracle. We see this for example, when the prophet asks the widow “what is the matter with you?” (cf. 2 Kings 4:2). Another question to release faith and obedience.

Here Bartimaeus is clear in his response, not only expressing his expectation, but recognizing who Jesus is. He is Lord, which implies a dimension of submission and alignment to His authority, but also a declaration of His power and His authority. Faith always has a foundation, that of the revelation of who God is and of His Word. It is the same for us, when we answer the questions that God asks us, let us always make sure that we do so in the measure of who He is and what His Word says.

Why don't you take a moment to listen to God, I'm sure He has questions to ask you so that you can live His miracle and develop your faith… Let yourself be surprised by God and answer with the simplicity of your heart , maybe you're not too sure what to answer, you can do like Ezekiel who said “You know it” (cf. Ezekiel 37: 3). It's about keeping the door open to our hearts for God to work. Always make sure you never limit the action of God… You are a person of faith and God desires to manifest His Power and His favor for you, so what is the question He is asking you today?

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