"I watched the white cane sliding side to side, like a divining rod coming toward me. Its owner was a middle-aged man whose blank stare only confirmed the obvious: He was totally blind. Our church here in the States had been experiencing healings on a regular basis. But this was the first blind person to enter our doors. I would encounter many more in later ministry, but this was the first time, and I wasn’t prepared. My heart sank. Fear was slugging it out with faith. If this was a ten round prize fight, my faith staggered for the first four. My mind raced through passages in the Bible that involved the blind. The one I focused on was where Jesus spit in the dirt and applied mud to the blind man’s eyes. A bottle of mud in the room would have been nice. I did have anointing oil, so I put it over his eyes and prayed. Have you ever prayed a prayer that you didn’t want to end, because then you’d have to open your eyes and face a harsh reality? But when my prayer ended, something extraordinary happened. The blind man fell to the floor. A good time to turn and pray for others, I thought. Maybe the crowd wouldn’t notice if the blind man was healed or not.
I went on to others and continued praying when, after a few minutes, the blind man stood up and started shouting, "I still can't see, I still can't see ”. This certainly wasn't good when I was trying to build faith for healing amongst the crowd.
Then the blind man’s friend said to him, “You can't see because you refuse to give your life to Jesus." The blind man said "I will if you tell me how!” He then asked me if I would help him. I had him pray a simple sinner's prayer and ask Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of his life.
We finished praying and said, "in Jesus name, Amen!” That blind man’s face went from a blank stare to slowly looking around at the people in the room. His friend asked him, “Can you see?" His friend then put up his fingers showing one, then two and then three and asking if he could count them. The blind man could, and the people in the congregation began to jump and shout for joy at what God had just done. You see, for this man who came in blind, it was just a simple act of obedience that opened the door for his miracle. What simple act of obedience may be keeping you from yours?