There are several places in the Bible where the phrase “what do you want me to do” appears. Most of them involve that ability to see.
In Matthew 20:32, Mark 10:51 and Luke 18:41, Jesus asked the question, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The response was “Lord, that our eyes may be opened”, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight”, and “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”
In Acts 9, Saul was stuck down and struck blind on the road outside Damascus. He asked the question, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
He did not request of the Lord something for himself other than what the Lord wanted him to do.
In this New Year it might be more beneficial for us to ask God what He wants us to do for Him rather than tell Him what he could do for us!
And what would the Lord ask of us?
Let’s consult the manual!
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thess 5:16-22
Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble. 2 Peter 1:10
Beloved, let us love one another. 1 John 4:7
These verses are just the tip of the iceberg. Probably for us to know what it is that God would have us to do is by obeying 1 Timothy 4:15, be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Solomon searched the world to find the meaning of life, that which brings the most pleasure. He tried love, wealth, knowledge, wisdom, leisure, work and so on.
What was his conclusion?
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. Ecclesiastes 12:13
Lord, what do You want me to do for You?