"I say to you, though he will not rise and give him because he is his buddy, he will rise and give him as many as he requires because of his urgency". Luke 11:8
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One of the requirements for having one's weight lightened is to recognize that it is an oddity. Before you can be set free from the load, you must admit its existence and be willing to be assisted. "Do you want to be made whole?" Jesus asked the man who had been sick for 38 years in John 5:2-9. You might be perplexed as to why Jesus asked him such a simple question. Why didn't he just heal him right then and there? The truth is that not everyone desires assistance.
I've told you about a sick woman for whom I prayed several times but got no results. "Ask her whether she wants to be healed," the Lord said one day. I wasn't sure what type of inquiry that was at first, but I eventually asked her, "lady, do you want to be well?" "No," she said, much to my surprise. "When I was well, my husband would immediately close from his work place, and he would go to club houses," she explained, "but since I became ill, he comes home to me after work." I'd rather be sick in order to keep my husband's attention."
There's also the case of a witch who was brought to us a long time ago for help. Despite our prayers, she would not be born. "Woman, do you want to be delivered?" I inquired. "Do you want me to lose the power I have over my husband?" she asked. "I'm not ready to be free." There is nothing God can do to relieve you of your burden as long as you refuse to let go of it. In any event, unless in extremely exceptional circumstances, God does not impose things on you against your will.
You must also be prepared to cry out to the Burden Bearer for assistance, as Bartimaeus did in Mark 10:46-52. He called out repeatedly, "Jesus, Son of David, take compassion on me."
When others yelled at him, he yelled back even louder. He didn't stop calling until the Lord answered. If you are burdened by a load and pray haphazardly, it merely demonstrates that you are unconcerned about the burden. If you are, you will toss caution and etiquette to the wind and shout out to the Lord with all your heart, and He will respond. Some people pray to God for a short time and then cease. Because they are not desperate enough, such people may not receive the solution they need. Call on Him and keep calling on Him if you want to see results.
Make the most of every opportunity to pray to Him. Allow Him to see that you have committed not to rest until he responds. He will respond when He realizes how much the answer to your prayers means to you. In Jesus' Name, the Lord will answer you quickly when you call on Him this season. You are not desperate enough for change unless you are willing to beg God continually until He has no breathing space.
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