Hi Lighthouse Sisters!
Today we are sharing our first devotion together. Our SISTER, Elaine Kirton, shares a special piece of her daily walk with Jesus with us here.
Thank you Elaine for stepping out and encouraging us all!
by Elaine Kirton
Luke 18:1-8 – The Parable of the Persistent Widow
“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?”
Jesus told this parable to his disciples that they are to pray always and not become discouraged. The Lord God knew this would happen to us at times, being discouraged. When the problems of life set in, the eyes of our heart lose their focus from the Lord. That’s when we allow the enemy to cause his confusion and turmoil, we stop praying, and fasting, and there is a negative thinking that there is no way out.
Jesus knows we would feel faint at times.
Jesus wants us to be steadfast, and persistent in our prayers.
Whenever we give up that makes Satan rejoice.
Defeat is NOT in our blood.
When we keep our eyes focused on God, and pray without ceasing, we WILL tunnel through. The Lord wants us to be encouraged in praying, which requires FAITH. And without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6)