Friday, November 13, 2009

Fw: World Prayer


World Prayer

Childlike Persistence

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 02:00 AM PST

Priscilla Tagle @PriscillaTagle brings youthful energy to Worldprayr and to her own ministry GospelFriday. Check out Priscilla's blog, Fulfill His Purpose.

"And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock,
And it will be opened to you." (Luke 11:9, ESV)

One day I went to Toys R Us to buy my brother a game he was longing to have. So, I directed myself to where the Game Section was, and I saw this kid, on the floor, crying and yelling at the top of his lungs "… but, but Mommy I've got to have that!" And he went on bugging his mom in every way, shape and form he would imagine for about twenty minutes until his mom gave in and bought him the toy he wanted.

Many of us can recall the same or somewhat different story from our childhood. I, myself, just like this kid, got many goodies for being persistent! Even though I'm not a parent I imagine how this mother felt. This mother was mad. The kid was driving her crazy! And even though she said "NO!" so many times, the kid continued to be persistent, until he got what he wanted. Have you ever wondered that, that is exactly what God wants from us, He wants us to be like that kid in the store yelling, bugging his mom. He wants us to have that "childlike persistence." It don't matter how many times we knock on that door, or how many times we come to him in prayer with the same request or problem, He wants to hear us pleading to him, because at the end when everything seems hopeless and lost He will open that door with the solution to our problems and needs.

Luke 18:16 presents us with a very beautiful scenario, Jesus blessing the Children. Jesus was always surrounded by large crowds, but this time he was surrounded by a very special playful little crowd. Jesus was blessing the children who came up to Him. Imagine Jesus receiving the kids with a warm smile and his arms wide open to those who came running to him. His Disciples didn't understand why Jesus was doing this, but Jesus told them "… the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children" (Luke 18:16 NLT). That's the key point; we have to be like Little Children who don't care what the situation is, who don't have to ask a million questions to God, or wonder why something is happening, we simply have to TRUST HIM.

Have you decided to give up on God because he didn't answer your prayer? He's not going to get sick of you. Remember...God is working things out for a greater purpose. Even when it seems like it's taking longer than you expected. Pursue Him…And never stop praying…KEEP KNOCKING!

Priscilla Tagle

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