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We have landed in the book of Luke in our bible reading. If you have been with us since January, we are almost finished with the bible!!!! Can you believe it?
If you have not followed along with us, or have fallen out of practice with your reading, it is okay!
I encourage you though, wherever you are, try to find some time today and this week to open God's Word. Just a few minutes a day is a good start.
You will be forever changed.
Today, I came to a passage of scripture and I found myself re-reading it.
The passage is found in Luke Chapter 18, The persistent widow.
The widow persistently goes to the judge's house and asks him for justice on behalf of a suit against her enemy.
Day after day she persists.
The judge, who is not even a godly man, finally gives in.
Why does Jesus tell us this story?
I believe it is because He knows how quickly we give up.
We shrug our shoulders and move on, instead of continuing to ask the Lord for specific requests.
We lose faith because we do not see an immediate response.
Our faith fades, and so does our answer to prayer.
We often just give up too easily.
We can be persistent about many things in life, but when it comes to prayer, we tend to lack the passion and persistence.
What if we began to be like this persistent widow?
Showing up every single day at the door of the Lord and presenting our requests to Him?
Not just when we felt like it, but every single day just like this widow.
Here is why this story is powerful...
It shows so much faith in the heart of the widow.
She is not giving up.
She knows an answer will come, but she must keep requesting.
It is almost child like, right?
And, that is the point.
A faith so big, it reminds us of a child.
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