No Need to Beg, Rather Proclaim

And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity. Luke 13:12 
Let me ask you a question. Do you begin your prayers with words like, “Please God, please! God, I beg You to have mercy!” In other words, when you have a need, do you pray or do you plead? If we begin our prayers by pleading and begging, then we are implying that our heavenly Father is not willing to do it. 
Yet, according to Ephesians 3:20, He is far more gracious and willing to give to you than you are willing to ask, think or imagine. We’re also told in 3 John 1:2 that God desires above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. 
If you remember, we’ve been teaching in our daily devotions that long before you have a need, God has already met that need. Long before you knew you needed a Savior, He sent His Son to be your Savior. This is the character of God. He is a loving, good, and faithful Father. So when you beg Him for something, you are actually saying that He is reluctant to give and needs to be persuaded strongly before He will move. But, that simply is not true. God isn’t like that at all.  
Jesus knew the heart of the Father. When He saw the woman bound with a spirit of infirmity, you notice He did not pray. “Oh Father, She has been suffering for 18 long years. I beseech You, Father, have mercy on her. Please, please heal her”. No, when Jesus saw her, He immediately proclaimed, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity,” because He knew the heart of the Father. He knew that the Father wanted her delivered from this crippling condition. 
You notice at the end of our services here at TFC that I don’t stand and pray, “Oh God, please bless Your people. Oh God, please keep them in all their ways. If I’m going to pray anything over you it will be something like this, “The Lord bless you. The Lord keep you. The Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you.  
Friends, when you pray, proclaim your healing, protection and provision because you know that your Father’s heart overflows with love for you. And when you declare it, He sanctions it. When you decree it, He establishes it. We are so blessed.  Praise God forever.  

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