Always Pray and Never Give Up!
Luke 18:1-8 (NLT) One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 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!’”Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 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? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”
Let's take some lessons from the woman in Luke 18:
She didn't take no for an answer.
She was relentless and insistent
She did not stop until she got what she wanted.
She refused to give up.
She was tenacious and persistent. She kept coming and would not quit.
As believers, we are to live by faith. Faith is not something we do, it's something we live; it's a lifestyle. We are to say what Jesus says. We are to keep the Word of God in our mouths and in our actions. We are to be doers of the Word, not hearers only.
Be relentless, Be persistent. Don't give up. Don't you quit! Get in the Word of God and find out what God thinks about your situation. Take His thoughts and His precepts from the Word and believe it and act on it!
Trust the One Who always finishes what He starts concerning you!