The Difference

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Luke 18:5 “Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.”

Jesus said in Luke 18:1, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” He tells of a widow who went to the city judge to plead her case about an adversary who troubled her. This judge didn't care for this widow woman. In fact, this widow woman was looked down upon in society. However, that didn’t stop the widow from troubling the judge with her case. Daily she troubled this judge until she had wearied him to the point that he said, “…because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her…”

There is another story in the book of Luke about a lady who was in a large crowd of people who thronged the Saviour. She had an issue with her blood, likely a hemophiliac. She had spent all her money to no avail, going to doctors to find a cure. Yet, when Jesus came to town, she pushed her way through the crowd just to touch the border of His garment. Jesus asked when she touched Him in Luke 8:45, “Who touched me?” Jesus knew who it was that touched Him, but He wanted people to know that though others had touched Him, she touched Him in a different way to make an impact on her life and others.

One other story we are told about in the book of Luke. As Jesus was entering into Jericho, the place of cursing, a beggar sat by the wayside begging for alms. Yet, when Jesus passed by, he asked Jesus to have mercy on Him. The disciples tried to silence him, and the crowds tried to push him away, but he didn't stop crying for Jesus to have mercy on him. Luke 18:39 says about this beggar when others told him to stop bothering Jesus, “…but he cried so much the more…”

My friend, these stories show what makes the difference in someone’s life and in your country. Every nation needs one believer who prays to God and keeps praying when there is no answer until they touch the Saviour with their prayer. Oh, there are many who are praying, but there is only one or two people who will touch the Saviour and make a difference in their nation.

Do you know what your church needs? Your church needs someone who will continue troubling the Saviour in prayer until they touch God. When others around tell you to stop, you must continue to beg God until something happens. Your bus route needs someone to continually trouble God in prayer until you touch Him. Your Sunday school class needs someone to continually trouble God in prayer until they touch Him. Your city needs someone who will continually trouble God until somebody touches Him. The answer to changing your city is not to change what you believe to look like the world, but staying at the throne of God until you touch Him in prayer.

Oh my friend, anytime a city or a nation has been changed, it has been changed because somebody stayed at the throne of God and begged God and troubled Him until they touched Him. It was the early church who stayed in the upper room until they touched God. It has been many preachers of old who begged God for his power and didn't stop begging until they touched Him. If you want to make a difference with your life, stay at the throne of God and trouble Him, and beg Him, until you touch Him.

Dr. Allen Domelle


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