Nagging God

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You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest… Isaiah 62:6-7

Do you need a great conversation piece for the dinner table? I’ve got one for you that you can even get the kids involved in. I’ll let Sally Lloyd-Jones take over from here (the following is from her excellent children’s book that is really an adult’s book titled Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing)-

Is it okay to nag God? And pester him?

God says we MUST!

God tells us to give Him no rest, to remind Him of what He has done and what He says He will do, and not to stop until He answers.

God loves it when we ask Him for great things! Because He is a King–and Kings love to do marvelous, powerful things.

“Thou are coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,
None can ever ask to much…”
-John Newton

“Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord. Give the Lord no rest.” Isaiah 62: 6-7

God loves it when we nag and pester Him. Why? Because of Jesus. Because of Jesus our name is no longer “Forsaken” or “Desolate” (Isaiah 62:4). Because of Jesus our name is “My Delight Is in Her” and “Married” (Isaiah 62:4). Because of Jesus, God delights in us and rejoices over us (Isaiah 62:4-5). And that’s why He loves us to pester Him with prayer requests. That’s why He loves to be nagged by His children. Yes, this is true because He is that good! Teach this to your kids. Tell them that God loves to listen to their prayers. Tell them all that Jesus has done.

So as you’re stuffing your face at dinner tonight, ask others at the table, “Is it okay to pester God? Does God like to be nagged?” That should be a fun conversation. And that’s something to be thankful for.

Learning to nag,
Benji

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