PRAYER

But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith? —Luke 18:8

If you have a lack of trust in people then you will think they have some ulterior motivation behind what they are communicating. Surely, you think, they are really hiding their real intent and then you begin to build scenarios in your mind of what they are really up to. Or it could be that you don’t trust yourself and you withdraw from communicating truthfully or communi…cate things that are not really accurate about yourself— you sensationalize to feel accepted. Either way, this is destructive to sincere communication in relationships.

In the verse above when Jesus asked “how many will he find on the earth who have faith” when He returns? It was in the context of prayer. He told this parable “to show that they should always pray and never give up” (Luke 18:1). If we truly trust Jesus, if we truly have faith in Him then we will be communicating with Him regularly. This is one way that our faith or trust in Him can be known— by prayer, regular communication with Him.

If Jesus came back today, would He find faith being lived out in your life and mine? May we spend regular time in prayer with Him— special times as well as speaking with Him throughout our days? May it be so that this type of faith is active in our lives.

Dear Father, may I speak with You often throughout the day. I surely need Your input all day long. Thank You that You are always there for me to communicate with. Oh, that I would do so often!

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