Ever listened to a friendly voice on the other side of the phone, asking you, how can I help you? We almost always come across this powerful question in our daily lives. 

It's interesting to note that in the bible this statement was Jesus' popular question. 

In this article we will explore the significance of being prepared to answer this question, because it can be a destiny defining moment.

Seemingly, this is a very simple question. 

But yet carries such a powerful influence to change the trajectory of your life. It carries such a force for trans-generational impact.

However, as profound and impactful as this question can be; it does so without denying you the opportunity to be afforded the privilege of responsibility. 

It is said that a wise person doesn't prepare when opportunity presents itself because it's already late. 

If Jesus is to ask you at this moment, what do you want me to do for you, what will your response be?

Would you ask for the love that comforts a lonely heart?

Will it be joy to overcome sorrow?

What about healing to soothe the deepest wounds in your soul?

Would it be a financial breakthrough to restore your dignity from the humiliation of poverty?

It will be wisdom for me.

I will ask Jesus to give me eyes that see, ears that hear and a heart of understanding so I can glorify Him all the days of my life. 

Jesus Christ is God in human nature. He is omniscient. 

Why would Jesus ask people, how he can help them when it's obvious to us he knows the answer.

In Mark 10: 46-50 a beautiful story is recorded of Jesus asking the blind man what do you want me to do for you?

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting beside the road [as was his custom]. When Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and say, “Jesus, Son of David (Messiah), have mercy on me!” Many sternly rebuked him, telling him to keep still and be quiet; but he kept on shouting out all the more, “Son of David (Messiah), have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, telling him, “Take courage, get up! He is calling for you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped up and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith [and confident trust in My power] has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Jesus on the road.

Wasn't it obvious this poor man was blind. 

Was it necessary for Jesus to ask this man when He is all- knowing? 

What's the purpose for Jesus asking us How Can I Help You? 

He does so to engage people in a real relationship.

We were created to be the recipients of God's love. 

He created us for His pleasure. The purpose for God to create us in His image and likeness was to enjoy sweet fellowship with us. 

When that desire was sabotaged by Eve and Adam's disobedience to God's instruction, our creator had a divine alternative plan to redeem us. 

Hence, He sent Jesus to pay the price(laying down His life for us) so we can be reconciled with God.

So, when Jesus ask us how can I help you?, He's doing so intentionally to fulfil the deepest longing of God, engaging us in real relationship. 

Our relationship with God isn't meant to be Santa Clause- hit and and run- just dropping a gift and off he goes. Appearing only once more when it's time to offer gifts. No!

Jesus invites relationships through his question. 

He cares enough to pause just to make time to hear you out; your desires, concerns and anxieties. Isn't that love?

How many times did you express your love for someone by offering not just a miracle of financial breaking but your time. 

Asking questions of their wellbeing and unhurried to hear them pour out their heart to you.

When Jesus ask you, How Can I Help You?

Instead of attempting to reach out your hand to receive the blessing from Him. 

First take time to read between the line of; what do you want me to do for you. 

You will find these highlighted words; "I'm inviting you to a deeper dimension of intimacy."

Jesus is asking you today, How can I help you? Despite the desperate desires of  your heart, take your time to answer this question.  Your breakthrough may depend on your answer.

I hope you will see the giver being more valuable than choosing His gifts.

-Lize Royalty

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