Miss K is full of stories and everyone must pay attention to her.
Two days ago, at the height of the teething drama, she started calling out to her daddy. “Dada!….Dada!…Dadaaaa! Dadaaaaaa!” When he would answer she would tell him her request “Oggat” meaning yoghurt and he would explain to her that it was dinner time. So she needed to eat her dinner first, then she could have yoghurt later. She went on and on for about 45 mins, At first, it was cute and we laughed it off, after some time we had to listen and try to understand her sudden desire for yoghurt. She knew that she was on a liquids only diet. So she refused her food but enjoyed her yoghurt later. (Disclaimer: She doesn’t always get what she wants when she wants it. This was a one off.)
This story reminded me of the persistent widow in Luke 18 (NLT)
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”
6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man[a] returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”
I was challenged by Miss K and the widow to be more persistent when I pray. Honestly, I have reached a place that I have sort of given up on some of the desires of my heart. There are those that had become like a song on my lips because of how many times I would repeat them to God. When He didn’t answer, I swiftly moved on. Yet persistence pays off.
I will write down my desires and pray about them often. You never know, the end of these thirty days may yield results.
What have you given up on God on?
Do you believe that God is able to grant you your request?
How can you be more persistent in your prayer?
The prayer of the day:
Thank you for this apt reminder. Forgive me for the times that I have given up on you and made false claims about your power. Today I commit the desires of my heart to you, I know that nothing is too difficult for you. You are God and your timing is best.
In Jesus name I pray and believe,
The song of the day:
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