Lazarus – brother of Mary and Martha loved by Jesus, had died from an illness and was buried in the tomb. Jesus coming four days after his death, raised Lazarus from the dead. Now I have heard often and believe that if Jesus had just said Come Forth – every dead person in that city would have been raised – and that means every dead person – however Jesus was specific in what He asked His Father for. He asked for Lazarus.
There are so many examples in the Bible, the Old Testament particularly shows God’s specificity in requesting for several types of offerings and sacrifices, even right to what the priests were required to wear. In relationships with Kings; God was very clear in His instructions about battle strategies and dealing with sin.
Jesus was specific too even to the donkey needed for His entry into Jerusalem. He was also specific in asking those desiring a miracle what they wanted. Remember Blind Bartimeus? – When he was brought to Jesus – I am pretty sure Jesus knew what he wanted, yet he asked him – What do you want me to do for you?
Are you specific in your requests and conversations with the Father? Do you realize that it is a self –discovering journey for you? God will most definitely remove self-limiting requests and teach you through the Holy Spirit God-lifting requests. Today BE specific with God- it breeds an honest relationship with Him and also releases faith for a purpose filled life!