It is amazing to see my two girls play together. I can remember when they were both just small tiny babies, and now they run around the house playing all the time. While watching them play, it is so funny to me how the youngest is the more persistent. She does not care who, what, when, where or why. When she wants something she is going to do whatever she needs to do to get it. I thought about that earlier today, and of course I began to think about us grown folk. What if we were as persistent as a child? What if we did not let anything stop us from living our life on purpose and fulfilling the call that God has for us? What if the body of Christ made up in our mind that no matter what the devil tries to do, we are going to keep seeking, keep asking, and keep knocking?
We have to get to the point where we are consistent and persistent in life. Of course, life brings change but what I mean about being consistent and persistent is more of a state of mind. To have the right state of mind, or should I say righteous state of mind, you have to read and study the word and be persistent about it. If you have a busy schedule, make time in your day to spend with God. If you have unexpected events take place during your day, still make time. Even if means you get a little less sleep, you do what you have to do because you are persistent. We have to understand that it is our consistency and persistence that builds our relationship with God. The same way you are persistent on your job, doing a task that should be completed by eight or nine people, yet you do it by yourself. Yeah it may cause you to work longer hours, miss a few breaks, and even work on your day off but nevertheless, you will get the job done. You have to have that same tenacity when it comes to your spiritual walk. Matter of fact, you cannot afford not to. I will say it again, we have to keep seeking God, keep asking, and keep knocking. The story of the persistent widow in Luke 18, is one that we should pay close attention to. The beautiful thing about the bible is that it is a guide for life. Everything that you could possibly think of having to go through is already written in the book. You just have to open it up and read it. #iDeclare #KeepSeekingKeepAskingKeepKnocking
Father God, in the name of Jesus I thank you for teaching me about consistency and persistence. I decree and declare that I will be persistent in my walk with you Lord. I will do everything I can to seek you Lord, just as You sought after me. In Jesus name, Amen.
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 what people thought. 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 what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’ 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?”
Romans 2:7 NIV “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.”