November 15, 2014
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? (Luke 18:1-8)
For the purposes of a better understanding of this Gospel, and others like it, I think it is important to distinguish between being a squeaky wheel and being persistent. The only thing that matters to a squeaky wheel is that he gets what he wants, and he won’t stop squeaking until he gets it.
Someone who is persistent stays after it even after he has been told, “No” – possibly rejected more than once. The reason he stays after it is because he believes. He believes in the cause and he believes that the recipient of his request can fulfill it.
Pray, pray, and pray again for what is missing in your life or for what is needed to ease the suffering of others. Be persistent, but be sure to present these prayers to God with a faith-filled heart. Don’t just squeak.