How do you feel when someone asks you, “What do you want me to do for you?” Do you break out a broad smile? Are you shocked? Possibly the cynic in you thinks, “finally.”
“What do you want me to do for you?” It’s like a signed blank check. It’s like someone opening a bank account-with your name on it. It’s not an everyday experience.
Hearing those words may leave you momentarily speechless. But in those moments without words you are already thinking of what you want
By know you may be thinking, “This is not as good as it seems. When someone says something like this there are limitations.
What if there were no limitations? What if the person asking you really meant it? The word “What?” is open ended
What if that someone was God?
He has already asked it of you. There was a blind man. He was sitting by the road. Jesus was walking on it. The blind man shouted for Jesus to have mercy on him. Jesus asked him, “What is it you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51) The man asked for his sight. Jesus gave it to him
But you say, “Jesus does not ask me what I want him to do for me.”
Are you sure? He has already “done” for you. You and I did not need to ask.
He wore a crown of thorns. He died on the cross. He said, “It is finished.”
“Finished” it’s another word for do.