Failure Is Not An Option

“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.” - Luke 11:9

In Luke, Jesus is teaching persistence through prayer, but hear me when I tell you that it’s not because He is reluctant to respond or move on our behalf, only that our prayers become bold, honest, and persistent for our benefit and spiritual growth.  When we are praying authentic and shameless prayers, it not only grows us spiritually but also grows our relationship with God. 

This is what Jacob was doing in Genesis 32, when he wrestles with God. He said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Jacob had an encounter with God that changed his entire outlook on life. He was not going to let Him go until He blessed him, which He did, and He even ended up changing Jacob’s name, from “deceiver” to Israel (Prince with God). This should be our goal in every prayer we pray, to have a life-changing encounter with God.

 In His presence, we become complete. He meets us every time. And if I look back in my journals from years or even months ago, He has transformed me, and He is transforming me. For years, I had struggled with joy, real joy from the Lord. It’s probably the main thing I have prayed and wrestled God for, and He definitely showed up. He will show up for you too. What is it you have been asking for? Write it down, journal it, every day. And when you look back, you will see how He has moved.

JOURNAL: Journal your prayers and be honest about what you need

PRAYER: “Lord hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God , for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning. I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” - Psalms 5:1-3
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1 Comment

Bud - March 4th, 2024 at 12:45pm

Very well done