Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Impudent Prayer

This is a passage that consistently makes me want to pray more...

"And he said to them, 'Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; and he will answer from within, 'Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything'? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened." - Luke 11:5-10 ESV

Jesus is telling us to pray in a way that would be annoying to any other person. He tells us to push 'the social envelope' with God.

Yes, This passage always challenges me in a good way.

We can live hospitable lives and then bug God for the substance of our hospitality or we can play it safe and have excuses for our lack.

God make us more willing to ask and keep asking so that other travelers would get a provision along their way.


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