FDD03: The Gift of Desperation


This entry is part 7 of 27 in the series Fifty Days of Desperation

The Gift of Desperation

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.” Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus. And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.” (Mark 10:46–52, NASB95)

As a church this is not the time to ask What do we want? We must consider what do we NEED?

Bartimaeus knew he was blind (Mark 10:47). Saul was knocked blind (acts 9:9,11). Both men found sight by desperately crying out to God.

We will not see God’s next step for Fame Evangelical Church until we become desperate.

Cry out to Him and confess that we do not see. Cry out to him and confess if you have not cared to see. Cry out to Him and ask for sight.

Be prepared to find that light in his word, so as you pray – also read.

We are at an early stage in desperately seeking God’s next for us. Will you be satisfied if crying out once or twice yields no result? Or will you cling to desperation and cry out to Him until he answers?

Be ready.

God’s direction is not likely to mesh with your own ideas.

In Acts 9, Ananias got direction from God that he didn’t like, and he had to work out his obedience. God will not reveal his plans to a heart unwilling to obey Him. Ananias’ fear when he was told WHAT to do, gave way to obedient faith that resulted in a global harvest of souls. Imagine, without Ananias getting up and going – the Apostle Paul may never have preached the gospel till there was nowhere else to go (Romans 15:20-23).
Father, we desperately need your next for us. We also need you to mold our hearts for readiness to obey.

Also See: https://onecry.com/church-wide-revival/desperation

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