"Lord, I want to see." Luke 18:41
The blind man in the 18th chapter of Luke was asked by Jesus, "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord," he answered, "I want to see." And Jesus healed him.
I can see. You can see. But we can still ask Jesus, "I want to see."
There are things happening in the spiritual realm, wars and deceptions, strategizing and maneuverings targeted against us that influence our lives more than we know. There's a bullseye on our back, for goodness sake!!!! We want to know, so we can use weapons that are made for the enemy and not the puny ones we throw at them. When someone at work talks behind our back, when our husband annoys us, when things go wrong all at the same time, what weapons do we use? We become quarrelsome, indignant, vengeful, we fight back. BUT if we know, our office mate is not the enemy, our husband isn't either, or any one making us feel hurt or defeated, we should pull out our manual, find out what weapons we have in our arsenal to fight the unseen enemy. Ephesians 6:12 in our manual tells us our war is not against flesh and blood, physical opponents, but against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.
Priscilla Shirer tells a story of her cousin Jonathan who sometimes stands the prescribed distance from a Planned Parenthood center near his office. He can't go near, and has to wait for someone to approach him before he can talk to them. Most of the time he gets a lot frustrated because he feels so useless and ineffective. One time, he saw a van pull up to the parking lot. There was a young girl inside, 17 years old maybe, and a grey haired man driving. He realized there was a discussion going on, because the engine would go on and off. That's when he realized that he didn't need to talk to anyone. He could use the weapon of prayer, and fight for LIFE, right where he was. He prayed, and prayed, until the car finally roared off.
Lord, I want to see. I want to see what the enemy is trying to do in my life, in my family, in my workplace, in my community, in my country. Help me to pray constantly so I may activate the armor You have provided me with. Thank You that evil will not triumph, and You have made a way for us to be victorious, not only in the end, but even now!