What is most important to you? For those of us who are mothers and fathers, we almost always answer that it is our children, for their safety and happiness.
God sees us the same way.
What is second most important to you? Beyond the immediate physical needs that most of us answer in the first question, if we are being truly honest with ourselves, we will most likely answer that we wish to be in good standing with God. Everyone wants to know who God is and what He thinks about us personally.
God wants to know us too.
Combine these two answers together, and you will have the answers to just about everything in life: safety and happiness, and to be in good standing with God. Anything else – our jobs, worries, sickness – are all temporary.
Below is a beautiful story of a woman crying out to Jesus for help with her child. Jesus doesn’t answer her right away, nor does He with us sometimes, but He doesn’t send her away either. With the mother’s consistent pleading and prayer, when Jesus knows her faith is where it should be, He answers her.
Matthew 15:21-28 ~ A Gentile Mother’s Faith