Good day to everyone! I was led to this message for everyone to reflect on and wanted to share with you.
This parable is a lesson in faith by reminding us that persistent prayer has a direct correlation with our faith. This widow would not take no for an answer. She was persistent in her petition and eventually she was given her request. So too must we learn to be persistent in prayer, especially when we know what the will of the Lord is in the manner. Thus, the Lord will give us our petition, yet HE will often wait a long time before HE gives it to us in order to see how long we will be persistent in our prayers. Have a wonderful day as you remain persistent in your prayers. Love you all.
“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show them they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1
In Romans, we are told that faith comes by hearing an d hearing by the word of God. When we understand what God would have us to do, then we must do it. Just because the results are not what you desire them to be, this does not give you the grounds to reject what you have been told by the Lord to do. When things are not going according to plan, this is the time that you need to fall on your knees and be persistent in prayer.
When was the last time that you really were persistent in prayer before God? Were you praying day and night, waiting on God to give you the desires of your heart? There are some petitions that the Lord will answer immediately. However, while quick answers to prayer will increase your faith, there are times were God desires that you be persistent in pray for a long period of time so that your trust and reliance in God will be firmly placed.
Persistent prayer needs to be part of your every day life. Just because you do not see God answer immediately, this does not mean that your prayer is not being heard or that God does not intend to answer it. It is important that one engrosses themselves in the word of God so as to ensure that they know what the will of God. When one knows the will of God, then they need to be prepared to be persistent in prayer. They must be willing to hold fast onto the promises that the Lord has given them. Satan will bring many a storm to try to get the believer to doubt. Satan desires to cause you to grow faint in your request at prayer. God knows just how far HE can stretch you. God desires to grow your faith, as such, do not faint, do not grow weary, do not allow Satan to throw doubt into your path. Instead, be persistent in prayer and watch God answer your petition as you are persistent in prayer.