A Mother’s Persistence

This week I have been sharing from my Pause for Prayer segments airing on The Cleveland Moody Broadcast radio station. As a person of faith I find much peace and joy in my personal relationship with God. I hope that these posts will be a blessing in your life if you are seeking to grow spiritually. Through the years I have learned that we cannot separate our spirituality from the rest of our life. Trying to compartmentalize the various areas of our lives is detrimental to our overall well-being. You can also listen at 7:45 am, 11:57 am, and 8:55 pm (ET), to the broadcast via the internet at https://www.moodyradiocleveland.fm/ .  This post is from today’s broadcast.  Remember to listen in to the broadcast today.

 

Have you ever wanted something so bad that it hurt? What are you seeking in your life?

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What does your heart yearn to possess? Do not be discouraged our God still answers prayer.  His ear is inclined to your petition. You must be willing to continue seeking God until you have  received an answer. Don’t give up. Your yet unmet desire could impact an entire nation!
There was a woman of the Old Testament who had a deep desire to have a child? She was tormented. The woman, Hannah, did not give up. No, instead of quitting, Hannah continued to worship God and pray. She believed God would answer her prayer.
One day she was so distraught that as she prayed the priest, Eli, thought she was drunk. She stated that she wasn’t drunk.
Eli then said she could go in peace and that the Lord of Israel would grant her petition. Later Hannah gave birth to a son, Samuel; priest, prophet and judge of Israel.

Let’s pause for prayer.

Father for all those who are listening and have a deep desire that only you can fill we ask that you touch with healing grace. Lord we recognize the pain that can be trapped in the heart of those who have unfulfilled desires.
Like the woman at the well would you speak into the hollow places of our lives and provide living water. Speak so deeply Lord that we cry out “Jesus, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty…” (John 4:15a) May our spirits overflow with a sense of Your Holy Spirit?
Give us the irresistible urge to come and pray to you until You answer. May we not only seek You for our desires, may we desire to seek You. Lord help us to change our atmosphere.
May our hearts cry as the psalmist, “shout for joy to God, all the earth, sing the glory of His name; give to him glorious praise! Amen.

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