"I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs."
How many times have I used the phrase, “I think I’ve already given you my answer” with my children? How many times did I hear that from my own parents growing up? Persistence is one of the defining characteristics of an adolescent. While that persistence may turn to nagging, our own persistence with the Lord ought to be tireless and sincere, always in line with His will. He is not slow in keeping His promises. He will lovingly instruct us even as we lay our needs before Him.
Are there long-standing prayers that you've given up on? Keep knocking! Jesus is encouraging us to persistently ask for what we need.
Bible In A Year
- 2 Chronicles 5-6
- Psalm 10
- Matthew 14-15