by David Cook

How to Believe God for a Miracle
David Cook
Luke 18:35-43

This morning, let’s learn from the Word of God about being ready when your window of opportunity is right before you.

Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem. He’s just a few days shy of being whipped, beaten, cursed, crucified on the cross of Calvary. He knew exactly God’s will and purpose for His life. Jesus knew that He was born to die.

While Jesus spent three years with His disciples and explained that He must suffer and die, and rise again - they just didn’t get it. They were slow to catch on. They didn’t really understand what His whole mission and purpose was truly all about. In this way, they are no different that you and I. Sometimes it takes years, even a lifetime for us to understand just a few simple things He’s trying to tell us!

On His way to the cross, Jesus met a "Blind Bartimeus." Bartimeus was a man of great faith in the Lord. He was physically blind - but spiritually he had 20/20 vision!

This morning let's find three ways to believe God for a miracle in your life.

(1) Believe Jesus Cares About You
"Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man…"

A. His Blindness

How many of you got up this morning and praised the Lord that you were alive and that you could see? Can you imagine just for a moment what it would be like - if everything in your world was completely unnoticeable? Couldn’t see the beautiful white snow that fell last Sunday - the colorful flowers that will be here in the spring - your wonderful smiling face in the mirror? Sunrise - sunsets? What a blessing it is to be able to see!

Perhaps some of you have friends or family that are blind. Many don’t let their blindness defeat them - rather they become determined to get all they can from the Lord and life! Someone once asked blind and deaf Helen Keller, "Isn’t it terrible to be blind?" She said, "Better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and see ...

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