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Come to Jesus and Ask

July 31, 2020

A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Mark 1:40 (NIV)

This man knows that Christ has the ability to make him clean, but does He want to? So the man comes to Jesus and asks. He begs Jesus—on his knees.

There’s humility here. This man is not saying, “Why did you let this happen to me? You owe me.” And he isn’t saying, “Jesus, if you do this for me, I’ll do something for you.” What does the Son of God need that you can give to Him?

Some people are so absorbed with themselves that they’re always asking, “Why should I be interested in Christ?” This man sees the real question: “Why should Christ be interested in me?”

If you come to Christ thinking that you are offering something to Him, you will never receive anything from Him. Come to Christ empty handed. Ask Him to give you what you do not have. Then you will be in a position to receive.

Get to the point with Jesus Christ today. Many people do not receive from Christ because they never get to the point of making the ask! Cut through the fog of a vague faith that makes little difference to your life. Bring Christ to the point of your need. Get to the ask!

Ask Him to give you what you do not have. Ask Him to make you clean. And as you ask, believe in Him and trust Him to change you. And He will answer, “I am willing. Be clean.”

Is there something you need to ask Christ for today? Come to Jesus. His will is for your good and for His glory.


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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