It’s important to me!
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. Luke 11:8 KJV
Jesus taught in prayer that importunity was vital to answered prayer. Importunity is rude or shameless asking, such as the friend who woke his friend at midnight because he needed to borrow a loaf to bread and wouldn’t leave his door until his friend got out of bed and gave him the loaf. Importunity can be easily remembered this way importunity–It’s Important to Me!
Later, as Jesus was heading to Jerusalem, He shared a parable “that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1b. This time he used the picture of an unjust judge and widow. The widow wanted vengeance from her adversary and the judge didn’t want to be bother. But, by her continual coming – It’s important to me! – The Judge avenged her.
Jesus, now resurrected as our High Priest, today makes intercession for us, as He holds our future, our destiny, and our promises before the Father as our inheritance. This hope of a sure and steadfast future is our fellowship behind the veil, our confession of hope that we hold fast without wavering. Why? Because He is faithful!
So we worship God in His faithfulness as we press God in our importunity!
It’s important to me for this to be accomplished and it is assured me because of Your faithfulness.
Faithfulness and importunity – The two power tools of prayer.
God wants to see us continually coming, expecting results (that’s faith). He also wants us to hold fast our confession of hope because He his faithful (that’s hope). When we exercise the two with patience we stay focused. “You are my friend and a good one at that. So, You won’t mind me coming with expectancy until the need is met. I won’t accuse You either of not caring or being unfaithful because Your promise was given to me in Your faithfulness.”
God is faithful and will fulfill His promise to me – and I am not leaving until you do!
I can’t lose! I come daily with expectancy of results and holding fast my confession of hope in His faithfulness. Patience has its perfect work, my soul is saved, my need is met, and praise rises with thanksgiving for His goodness, grace, faithfulness, and truth.
Wednesday May 25, 7 pm: I will be sharing on “Navigating Your Future Through Your Promises – Overcoming the Impossible!” A man with a promise is not at the mercy of a problem, no matter how big it gets. Promises are our navigation system where we can fly through storms and stay on course. We anchor in His Presence behind the veil. We enjoy renewal of life and fulfillment through His voice, and we embark with assurance that He is faithful!
Sunday May 29, 9 am: Diana Anderson will be sharing, “The Long Game: Faith for More than Just My Own Promise”. God does not just want to meet our needs. His desire is that He could lavish abundance on us, so that we can shower it on the generations to come.
Sunday, 10:20 am: Nations Prayer – Thirty minutes of intercession and giving of thanks for all men especially those in authority. Every prayer a powerful weapon, strongholds falling down, minds of men opening, and repentance being given – salvation, power, the kingdom of God and authority of His Christ, come.
Sunday, 11 am: I will be sharing “Master or Husband – Who is Jesus to You?” We will all start our relationship with Jesus as Savior and Lord, but in time He wants to be our Husband. How he does this is exhilarating, thrilling, and sometimes downright frightening. But, Jesus knows what He is doing. Jesus is establishing us in His love, favor, peace, and victory. Making us all overcomers.