Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 7, 2013

Persistence

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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1 Thessalonians 5:17. pray without ceasing

This verse has a double meaning. We are to be continually in prayer–communication with God. It also applies when we are praying for one specific thing. Few are to continue to pray for it until we either see it come about or we see it really wasn’t the right answer. Jesus used a couple of examples about being persistent with our requests. Luke 11:5-8 tells about the man who must continually knock on his neighbor’s door to get what he needs. Luke 18:1-5 is The Parable of the Persistent Widow. Why do we sometimes need to as repeatedly? It may be our timing is wrong, it may be to be sure we really want what we ask, it may be something is blocking our prayers. Our question , is anything in our heart that blocks the Holy Spirit in our life? Another question, do we care enough to be persistent?

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