Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1–8
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint,” Luke 18:1. “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily,” Luke 18:7–8.
Have you told Jesus what has been happening to you lately? We do that through prayer and I want to encourage you today to make it a daily principle that you must tell Jesus everything. How blessed are those who have as their marching orders that they must tell Jesus everything. In families, there are children who keep secrets from their parents, and then there are some who must tell their parents. I pray that you will be one of God’s children who will apply the principle that you must tell your Father, you must tell Jesus, through prayer. How are we supposed to pray? We should pray with purpose and persistence.
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me,” Luke 18:1–5.
God will never grow weary of hearing your prayers. He longs for you to tell Him everything. Beloved, it takes faith in God to pray to God. I pray that today God will release into your life faith in God that will cause you to pray more and more. As you pray, I encourage you to pray with purpose and tell Jesus everything. Pray with the understanding that God is interested in everything that is happening to you.
You are God’s ambassador. You are here for a divine purpose and God is interested in making sure you fulfill your destiny.
Therefore, pray with purpose. Seek His face in adoration for a revelation until you get an answer from Jesus. Pray for encouragement and rejoicing. Pray for the saving grace and salvation of your soul. As you purpose to pray today, tell Jesus everything, every matter, every purpose until God gives you revelation. Pray until you get to that place where as you adore God, He will answer you. Then, as you pray from that place where you have received from God, you will be encouraged.
Pray until your encouragement causes you to rejoice and re- celebrate the things God has done in your life so far. You will thank Him for His saving grace.
If God gave us an example of the godless judge who answered prayers, I want to assure you that our gracious God will answer your prayers if you obey that command to pray. Always pray and do not faint; do not get tired of praying. If you are alive, then there is hope. The Lord God is your permanent Father; He will not die. Go tell your Father. Resolve and say, “I must tell Jesus.” Pray with purpose. Here is a simple acronym for PRAYER:
P for Purpose
R for Revelation
A for Adoration
Y for Yes to the Lord
E for Encouragement
R for Rejoicing and Re-celebration
You cannot rejoice if you have never given your life to Jesus. Pray along with me now, “Dear Lord Jesus, I accept you as my personal Lord and Saviour. Write my name in the book of life and give me the grace to tell you everything.”
Even when you are born again, life presents difficulties. Just tell Jesus everything. Tell Him as it is. I pray that your prayers will increase with the coming years. Tell Him everything and He will respond, if you have faith. May God find faith in our generation, even as we tell Jesus everything. Amen.