Our scriptures are about persistence, Persistence, and PRESISTENCE…
for a cause.
Jesus teaches in parable about the importance of persistence in prayer.
But, I admittedly struggle with the notion “PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens”.
I am well aware that I do not always utter prayers that are in accordance with God’s will, such as the frequent Sunday prayer “please let there be a caution” or worse yet “please let [a] and [b] crash” (NASCAR reference).
I am well aware that my prayers may not always led down the best path for me.
Therefore, in the words of Garth Brooks “sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers”. Honestly, hindsight is 20-20 and sometimes I do thank God for saying “no”.
But, Jesus does teach about being persistent in pray for the sake of justice and the kingdom to come, not for unjust and selfish gains. Read the rest of this entry »