Steps to Saving Faith

 

Mark 10:46-52

 

For an individual to experience saving faith there are a number of identifiable steps involved. We are able to recognize these steps clearly illustrated in the miracle of Bartimeus receiving his sight.

 

1. Step One - He recognized his need.

 

  - Spiritual blindness is a more tragic condition than physical blindness.

 

  - Romans 3:23

 

  - People who let hate, greed, selfishness, or just plan indifference blind their hearts of their desperate lost condition are to be pitted more than any others.

 

2. Step Two - The awakening of his belief in Jesus and his desire for Him.

 

  - Only Jesus can carry us out of the pit of our lost condition. He is the only savior, the only hope, and the only one who provides salvation.

 

  - John 14:6

 

3. Step Three - He asked Jesus for help.

 

  - Matthew 21:22

 

  - Don't let anyone hinder you from calling on the Lord to save you.

 

4. Step Four - The Lord heard his request.

 

  - When we sincerely ask and pray, the Lord hears our prayers.

 

5. Step Five - He discards what hinders him from coming to Jesus.

 

  - As long as there is something you are unwilling to give up, you cannot have; you cannot know the power of the savior in your life.

 

6. Step Six - He got what he needed.