Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Spirit of Persistence - May 14, 2024


Morning by Morning, May 14 - Spirit of Persistence


Good morning, Lord Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit and lead me in Your ways--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God (Ephesians 5:18). ...


“And (Jesus) said to them, ‘Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs” (Luke 11:5-8).


You gave this teaching on persistence in prayer right after Your teaching on the pattern of prayer that we call The Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:2-4). And what’s stirring in my spirit by Your Words this morning is the Spirit of Persistence.


Forgive me for when I’ve given up too soon or settled for too less, instead of persisting for all You desired to give. In Your name, I renounce doubt and unbelief and the giving in to frustration instead of persevering with persistence.


In know that sometimes we don’t receive because we don’t ask; and sometimes we don’t receive because we ask amiss (James 4:3). But sometimes we don’t receive because we don’t persist.


Lord, I pray for a Spirit of Persistence. Align my desires with Your desires, my heart with Your heart, my prayers with Your will. And then let me not give up, not turn back, not let go, but to persevere in prayer with a spirit of persistence. Let me take hold of the Promise of Your Words You spoke immediately after speaking of this principle of persistence:


“So I say to 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 he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:9-13)


Here is a key to the Kingdom of God! A key to asking and seeking and knocking with persistence in prayer in order that what we ask to be given, what we seek to be found, what door we’re knocking on to be opened, is to be led the Holy Spirit. This is the first thing to ask for--to be filled with Your Holy Spirit, to be led by Your Holy Spirit, that our Father in heaven can release the heaven of His will and His kingdom into our lives in Your name.


“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God” (Romans 8:14).

Be encouraged today. In the love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

My friend, may you receive the Spirit of Persistence for your prayers as you are filled with the Holy Spirit and led by the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name. God bless you, my friend! And you have a great day!

Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries

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