Questions to Consider •Are there areas of your life where you felt like giving up on God because he hasn’t come through? •Why do you think God is “slow” to fulfill his promises? •What does it mean to be persistent with prayer? •How does Jesus help us to continue to trust in God when we feel like giving up?
Plan of Action •Make a list of things you wanted, but never got. These are things that now as you look back you are thankful that God didn’t answer your prayer in the way you wanted. •During Lent people practice fasting and deny themselves. One of the things about fasting is that we savor that first meal we partake after the fast. If you fast, think about how enjoyable that next meal is and how much better that meal is because you waited for it. •God isn’t answering something in the way you expect. Start praying on it and start opening the Bible to see what God has to say about it.
Today is opening day for baseball! I am a long-suffering fan of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are famous because they have not won a World Series in more than 100 years. I have often been tempted to give up on them. What keeps me going is that I believe this might be the year. They may never win, but I will never give up!