What would ye that I should do for you?

So many times and in different ways Jesus would ask  people this question, “What would ye that I should do for you?

Scripture readings;

Mark 10:51, Mark 10:35-40, including that of the woman with the issue of blood. 

The Bible says this woman had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all she had but nothing changed. But “when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?” Mark 5:25,27-30

What would ye that I should do for you?

Many of us believers still don’t know how, or what we should say when faced with the same question. The sons of Zebedee said, “Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.” Whatsoever you should desire? Com’on guys, be realistic, what is that you desire anyway? They said, “Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 

James 4:3 says, “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” If you ask amiss, obviously you will die with a desire to have, but still cannot obtain! 

Begging the Master to do for us whatsoever we desire isn’t a smart way of asking. These guys thought they were being smart like most of us would say scripture says it so I believe it. But probably you’re taking it out of context. Anyway the Lord said, you know not what you’re asking for, and the things you asked are not mine to give.

What would ye that I should do for you? Bartimaeus, the blind man said, “Lord, that I might receive my sight.” And the woman of the issue of blood, I’ll be made whole!

The goal you set must be a SMART goal. First, specify what you want, but make sure that it is measurable, achievable, realistic, relevant, and probably timed – to your immediate needs and daily necessities. Concerning manna; “Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.” Exodus 16:19-20

Give us this day our daily bread. If it goes beyond Today, still alright but could also mean something is wrong somewhere, and don’t be surprised when your hope is defayed, and your manna starts breeding stinking worms instead. Isn’t it true that faith is now? James said, ”Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace.” James 4: 5-6. 

Lust and greedy shouldn’t be it that which motivates us when we pray. 

Anyway, what would ye that I should do for you? If you want to obtain, don’t pray amiss!

Next time, friends – Shalom!

God bless you,



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Laurence Muzembi (Th.D, D.D, MDiv, B.A in Biblical Studies, Cert in Counselling & Psychotherapy ) is author, pastor, life coach and business consultant. Tired of seeing Christians stumble and crush landing, he sets up Muzembi.Org as a guiding beacon for them, and to make a difference.

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