TEXT: Mark 10:46-52
KEY VERSE: “And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” – (Mark 10:48)
Kenneth E. Hagin was a man who saw a lot of miracles in his life and ministry. He was healed of three medically incurable diseases before the age of 18. He was a man favoured by many revelations in visions in which the Lord Jesus Christ Himself spoke directly to him. In one of those encounters, the Lord reportedly told him – “I weep for my children because they suffer unnecessarily. They pray, they cry, but if the answer is delayed, they give up. They ought not to give up since the answer will definitely come. O, how I long to help them, but I cannot break my Word”.
Blind Bartimaeus sat begging by the roadside when Jesus was passing by. It was a lifetime opportunity for him to receive his sight from the Lord. So he cried out with all his strength. But surprisingly, many charged him to keep quiet, “but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me” (verse 48). His cry and desperation attracted the attention of Christ who called him and healed him.
Perseverance is the key to success. Blind Bartimaeus would have lost the privilege of receiving his sight, if he had not persevered. The Syrophenician woman would not have received the deliverance of her daughter from demonic oppression if she had not persevered. (Matthew 15:22-28). The woman with the issue of blood in spite of her physical weakness meandered through the crowd to touch the helm of Jesus’ garment and was healed.
The Lord Jesus instructs believers to pray without ceasing or fainting. What are you asking from God? What are the desires of your heart? Take them to God in prayer, hold on to His promises affirmatively until the answer comes. Jabez turned his situation around, you can turn yours as well. Never give up. Persevere!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only those who persevere achieve their goals.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 39-43
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 27th August 2021 Devotional – Persevere! God bless you!