The past couple of weeks at church we have been going over a series called, Conversations with Jesus.
Yesterday’s lesson was titled Conversations About Prayer.
It goes hand-in-hand with my previous article about feeling disconnected from God (You can check out the article by Clicking Here).
Here’s the passage from Luke 18:1-8 (NIV).
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming.'”
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
The first sentence of this passage explains it all, “…to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
It’s about always praying and to never give up… NO MATTER WHAT.
When you’re feeling down, pray. When you’re going through a trial, pray. When everything is going good… You know it… Pray!
Here are the ‘takeaways’ from yesterday’s notes:
- Remind yourself each day who you are, and who He is.
- See prayer as an ongoing conversation with the Lord.
- God’s delays are opportunities for faith to be deepened.
- Faith is not so much trusting God for something. It’s simply trusting God.
- Pray with others.
- Remember that this is the only chance you have to live by faith.
- Accept the invitation of Jesus: “Always pray… don’t give up!”
And that’s the most important one of them all, “…they should always pray and not give up.”
Keep spreading the Word!