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PowerPoint - Oct. 10, 2008

Are you hungry?

October 10, 2008

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

--Matthew 7:7

How great is your faith? Are you hungry for God? Do you pursue Jesus Christ?

In Matthew chapter 15, we see how a Canaanite women relentlessly pursued Jesus, and how her faith in Christ was daring, desperate, and determined.

She also had to overcome many obstacles to get to Jesus. She was a social outcast. The religious people of her day had turned their backs on her. More than likely, she was responsible for her daughter being possessed by a demon. And not only that, Jesus didn’t respond to her the first time she called out to Him!

Yet she still came to Jesus. She still pursued Him. She still sought His blessing in her life. And as a result, Jesus said, “O woman, great is your faith!” And forever she is an example in God’s Word of a person of relentless faith.

Maybe today, your kids have turned their backs on you or on God. Maybe your parents are far from God with no desire to know Him personally. Maybe your friend doesn’t know the Lord and is making all the wrong decisions in life. And maybe Satan is saying to you, “It’s a lost cause! Give up! I’ve got them now!”

Don’t you believe a word of it! Keep running relentlessly to Jesus! Keep crying out to the One who said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Literally, keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking!

Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Trust in this promise today as you relentlessly pursue Jesus Christ!


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