Although I haven't posted them all, we have been able to enjoy regular devotional times together on the Winterjam tour. Recently we have been focusing on the spoken words of Jesus, and yesterday we read about an encounter Jesus had with two blind men:
Matt. 20:32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
Our prayer time concentrated on believing that Jesus was asking each of us personally that question, and we took the opportunity to write a very personal response and place it in a sealed envelope. Each of us then prayed for the enveloped request of another guy.
So often in our devotions I'm challenging the guys to look outside of their own world and to discover more ways to serve and grow as disciples. But now and again it's important to remember that the Lord wants to minister to us before he can minister through us.
Recognizing our need and our utter dependance on Jesus is a core part of our Christian journey, and living in the security and comfort of God's provision is the only place that we can truly minister to others from.
Psa. 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
You might want to get on your knees right now and answer this question from Jesus:
what do you want me to do for you?