Saturday, January 21, 2012

Are You There, God?

What happens after we spend 21 days fasting and praying and we don't see anything happen? This is the main theme of our final lesson in Wait Training. We will be looking at the story of the persistent widow in Luke 18 and how, even though God is quite different from the unjust judge, He speaks to us on the foundation of prayer. Not that we whine until we get what we want, but that we trust Him enough to have our best interests in mind. Warren W. Wiersbe says about the contrast between the judge and the Father,
"Unless you see the contrast that Jesus is pointing out, you will get the idea that God must be 'argued' or 'bribed' into answering prayer!God is not like this judge, for God is a loving Father, who is attentive to our every cry, generous in His gifts, concerned about our needs, and ready to answer when we call. 
Therefore; our request moves from "are You there?" to "help my unbelief." Imagine what our prayers would be like if we knew and understood that God is good and He hears our prayers (Matt 7:9-11, Luke 18:1-7), He looks out for us, He loves us dearly (Jn 16:27), and He knows what we need (Ps. 131:2).

2s Lesson: Will learn about God keeping David safe when he defeated Goliath.

3s Lesson: This week’s lesson is about God creating the world

4s Lesson: Will learn about God creating the Animals

5s/K Lesson: This week we will learn about John baptizing Jesus

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