Friday: January 10, 2020
Luke 5:12 And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
When one wants a definite positive response to a request, they find means of soliciting the opinion of the person from whom the request is to be made to gauge their stance. Even some work maybe done if possible, to alter this stance to suit their intended proposal. Regardless, it remains the choice of the second party to respond as requested.
Today, we come across a peculiar situation where the waters are also tested when a man with leprosy approached Jesus in a way that sought to find out if He would be willing to get into his boat. Hence, he made his request in this manner ‘Lord if you are willing, you can make me clean’. In that statement, the decision to become whole was shifted out of his hands and in the hands of Jesus.
In effect, the leper was saying ‘This is what I want for me, but is that what you want for me too? To which the answer was affirmative – a big Yes. Beloved,
whenever the desires of any person coincide with the will of God for the same individual, there is the emergence of an explosive alliance which has unlimited potential.
You may have a long list of what you want, even the things you need and have been on your knees for sometime making your requests. Yet, the one question you should remember to ask the Lord is this: ‘this is what I want, but is that what you want for me?