“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”  Luke 18:1 NIV


Read:  Luke 18:1-8


Like in the old movies, we put our hands in the air waving a white flag of surrender. Sometimes, do you want to climb upon your roof or find solitude in your closet while screaming “I give up.  I just give up!”  We all have had that moment but thankfully we did not give up.


Giving up is giving in to Satan.  Read that again.  Giving up is giving in to Satan.


It takes patience and perseverance not to give up and to push on towards your goal.  Our strengths…physical, emotional and spiritual may feel exhausted.   That’s when we can still go on with the strength of THE HOLY SPIRIT.


Do you have THE HOLY SPIRIT in you?  You do if you have accepted JESUS as your personal SAVIOUR.  HE will never forsake you and will always be with you.   So many forget about THE HOLY SPIRIT living within them when the dark clouds of problems consume all the apparent light in our world.


Instead of screaming:  “I give up, I just give up!”, rejoice with “I give it all away, I give all my burdens to THE HOLY SPIRIT!”   Don’t forget HIM.  HE is with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all eternity…if you have accepted JESUS as your SAVIOUR.  If you have not accepted JESUS into your life, now is the time…ask HIM now.


Today’s prayer:   “HOLY SPIRIT, I know YOU are alive in me.   Thank YOU for always being with me.  Forgive me when I feel abandoned and alone and want to give up.   Remind me of YOUR love. I can depend upon YOUR strength.  Amen.”