To anyone who will ever have a need, these words of Jesus will probably be the sweetest. It means someone is giving you their full attention, which was what Jesus was doing to blind Bartimaeus.
When was the last time that when you needed something, anything for that matter, and someone said, “What do you want me to do for you?” What if those words came from Jesus? Today, one may claim that they heard from Jesus audibly–and it is their faith. Bartimaeus was doubly blessed because he was able to see the One who said those words because He gave him sight.
Bartimaeus asked in faith, remember, he could not see from birth, and was given a rich reward for that faith. You see, it is faith that allows us to see (no pun intended) the possibilities. Faith will then give us the confidence to come to Jesus and trust Him that He will honor our faith in Him. Bartimaeus, in faith, when he heard Jesus was walking by, stood up and shouted to get Jesus’s attention. He got it even though others around him were scolding him. Nothing should come between you and your faith.
Bartimaeus knew that Jesus can heal him, he need only ask. When the opportune time came, he grabbed it and never let go and was richly rewarded with the gift of sight.
What is your need today? Would you want to hear those same words that Bartimaeus heard? Wouldn’t it be be the sweetest thing to happen in your life. Have faith, get up and take a step. Who knows, Jesus might say, “What do you want me to do for you?”