I just listened to this sermon by C H Spurgeon. Its called pleading and its a wonderful message, It actually shows how much we ought to plead with God to get our wishes and hopes fulfilled, those which we know will bring glory to God. Its shows prayer as a way of making our need felt before God and a way in which we can plead only for God’s grace and mercy and not any of our merit. If we plead our own merit we are being proud and God will not bless us, it does not help being spiteful as well when God deals a small blow. It might be a blow of love, but it has the opposite effect if we grow spiteful and fail to wait upon him.
This one had more effect on me because in fact I have been pleading to God with earnest prayers and tears about some deep want of mine, but it just did not seem to fetch an answer. first I listened to the message of Spurgeon on the lady who came to Jesus to plead for her daughter who was vexed Demons and Jesus was a bit rough with her and yet she never gave up and continued pleading and Jesus granted her wish. (Mathew 15) Spurgeon wrote about her way of pleading..
You know the story of the Syrophenician woman; that is a grand instance of the ingenuity of faith’s reasoning. She came to Christ about her daughter, and He answered her not a word. What do you think her heart said? Why, she said in herself, “It is well, for He has not denied me: since He has not spoken at all, He has not refused me.” With this for an encouragement, she began to plead again. Presently Christ spoke to her sharply, and then her brave heart said, “I have gained words from Him at last, I shall have deeds from Him by-and-by.” That also cheered her; and then, when He called her a dog. “Ah,” she reasoned, “but a dog is a part of the family, it has some connection with the master of the house. Though it does not eat meat from the table, it gets the crumbs under it, and so I have thee now, great Master, dog as I am; the great mercy that I ask of Thee, great as it is to me, is only a crumb to Thee; grant it then I beseech Thee.” Could she fail to have her request? Impossible! When faith hath a will, she always finds a way, and she will win the day when all things forebode defeat. Continue reading