Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Faith Prays and Keeps Praying Till it Gets the Answer

Luke 18:1-8 The story of the unjust judge.
1Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
2saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.
3"There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
4"For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,
5yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'"
6And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said;
7now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
8"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

Pray at all times
Pray when you feel like it and when you don't feel like it. Pray in the day and at night. Pray at home and work. Pray

She kept coming to him
God wants us to be persistent. Not to give up. If we don't get the answer at first then we should try again. In fact faith will keep at it till the answer comes.

This widow bothers me.
To bother God is to bother ourselves with going to Him. Are we willing to spend time in prayer that is a bother? Do we really care about what we are asking for? We will only push through the trouble of praying if it is something we really care about and we believe the answer is possible with God.

continually coming
I look at this example along with Elijah. He kept after God till the answer started. Isaiah 62:6,7 also refers to giving God no rest. But it is not God we are not giving no rest to, it is ourselves. Are we willing to give ourselves no rest till the answer starts?

cray to him day and night
Many talk of the nice ways of Christianity. Yet in life there are trouble that is not good or pleasant. God asks for us to cry to Him. If we aren't crying, then there is no passion or caring for the problem at hand. And it is not just at our leisure but lack of leisure that will bring the answer.

Will God find faith
Will people be willing to pay the price of faith? Do we just want personal peace and affluence or are we willing to get into the fight of faith?

Faith prays and keeps praying till it gets the answer from God.

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