THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24TH, 2016.
TEXT: Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Luke 18:2-5
THEME: DOGGEDNESS IS REQUIRED
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1).
Nothing comes easy in life. You need to be dogged in order to overcome life’s challenges. That does not imply that life is by struggle. Not at all! It only means that you must have the knowledge and will-power to do the right thing at the right time. Definitely, doing the right thing at the right time and even at the right place will produce amazing results. The problem is therefore getting yourself to do what you are supposed to do at the time you are supposed to do it. We must understand that certain challenging situations in life require doggedness to overcome. Your miracle might be at that point when you are about to back off. If you are not dogged, you might believe that everything is over and then chicken out. The woman in the above chapter and verses showed a dogged character trait and at the end she was rewarded. The judge was unyielding and feared nobody - not even God, not to talk of man, but the woman continued to trouble him until he yielded to her request. You must learn to ‘trouble’ every situation troubling your life in order to bring victory your way.
I might not readily know that stubborn and unyielding situation you have been passing through like the one faced by that widow. Note, she was able to show some resilience, consistency and doggedness. She refused to give up and at the end; she received answers to her requests. Unfortunately, it is at this point that many people tend to back off believing that it is not the will of God to have their way in such matters.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. Father, release upon me the extra-ordinary grace and strength to pray at all times, in Jesus’ name.
2. Every spiritual weakness or lukewarm attitude working against my prayer life, be destroyed in Jesus’ name.
2. O thou God of vengeance; to whom vengeance belongeth, avenge me of all my adversaries, in Jesus’ name.
3. Every unyielding trouble troubling our G. O’s life, our mummy in the Lord, their children and ministry; receive double trouble today, in Jesus’ name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA