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Sept 6 Devotion: Perseverance in Prayer

PERSEVERANCE IN PRAYER Not slothful in business: fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12).  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13). Distributing to the necessity of saints;given to hospitality.  ROMANS 12:11-13

Most of us have, at some point, brought our supplication to Jesus, vigorously, but did not see the desired results. Unfortunately, humans are, by nature, fainthearted. We get weary of asking and listening when all we perceive is silence. Remember, though, that God is not some “automatic pilot”; He does not act on our cue. In fact, if we could see the big picture as He can, we would gladly wait for His way and time.

Actually, I believe that we benefit by not receiving all that we request. Understanding this concept is a sign of spiritual maturity. When we are thoroughly satisfied with the Lord’s presence, our relationship with Him will flourish, even when we don’t get all we ask. When that is the case, we grasp what prayer is—not a long want list, but a relationship.

Barriers can develop if we persistently cry out to God but nothing changes. Continue to pray. Beyond this “wall,” you’ll sense God’s presence, where you will find peace,  joy, and awesome glimpses of His glory. This will be completely satisfying, even if He never gives you exactly what you requested.



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