July 04, 2015

PERSISTENCE REWARDED

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Luke 18:1-8

I say unto you...because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

Luke 11:8

Persisting in prayer is a guaranteed way to get one hundred per cent prayer results. Persisting means repeating! It means you will tirelessly go to the Lord in prayer. It means you will shamelessly cry to the Lord until He responds. Persistence brings results even in the natural.

This principle of persistence brings results in many spheres of life. This principle of persistence works in prayer as well.

Jesus said very clearly that you would get results if you pray and pray and pray! The reason why you will get results is because you keep praying. Someone may ask,"Does the principle of persistence not contradict the principle of faith? After all, when using the key of faith you wouldn't have to pray more than once!"

What you must understand here is that there are different ways of expressing faith. Praying once and there after no more is one expression of faith. Praying over and over about the same issue, with a determination never to stop until you get an answer is also another expression of faith. Each of these two expressions of faith is valid and brings results. Each of these two expressions of faith was recommended by Jesus.

There are many Christians who can testify about how they prayed persistently until God answered! There are also many others who have great testimonies about praying once and receiving answers.