Shameless Persistence

Many Christians believe that if they pray for something more than once, they are showing a lack of faith. It is not unbiblical to ask and keep on asking. God wants us to be persistent in our prayers, not because He did not hear us the first time. Sometimes He is testing our determination, so be aggressive with your faith.


Jesus told a parable about persistent prayer in Luke 11. “Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread” (Luke 11:5 NLT). You tell your friend that you had unexpected guests and need to feed them, but your friend refuses to give you bread at first. It is late at night, and his family is sleeping. “I can’t help you,” he says.

“But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence” (Luke 11:8). Do not be quick to give up. God will give you everything you need in your life if you are willing to dig your heels in and go after that request until you see it manifest in your life.

When I found out Pastor Aimee was single, I kept talking to her and giving her all the signs that I was interested in her. She played tough at first because she wanted me to prove myself. A good woman will not fall for any kind of man. Pastor Aimee wanted to know if I would be committed, if I was even serious, so she made me chase after her, and I took the challenge head on. Finally, on December 6, 1997, we walked down the aisle, and she said, “I do.”


Nothing good comes easy. How bad do you want God to give you your heart’s desire? Are you willing to ask again? Are you willing to knock again? Some of you are one prayer short from a breakthrough, so be determined.

The Bible says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 KJV). Diligently seeking God means coming before Him in prayer, today, tomorrow, and every day. Go after Him and keep talking to Him about the thing you want Him to do in your life. And when the time is right, He will give you the answer you are believing for.


At our church’s pre-launch service on Mother’s Day, I shared from Mark 5, preaching about Jesus’s encounter with the demoniac from the Gadarenes. We had a powerful time in the Holy Ghost at that meeting. The presence of God saturated the atmosphere, and many people were blessed, encouraged, uplifted, and slain under the power.

We are believing God for an even mightier outpouring on Launch day, so don't forget to join us on Sunday, May 21 at the Cockrill Middle School, 1351 S Hardin Blvd, McKinney, Texas 75071. God is going to move in an unprecedented way and confirm his word with signs wonders and miracles, so invite your family and friends. We can't wait to join our faith with you and watch God show up and show out.

But back to Mark 5. Jesus had told the unclean spirit in the man to come out. Did the devil come out? No, not immediately. In fact, he stayed there, begging Jesus not to send him out of the man. “What is your name?” Jesus asked him. The demon still stayed in the man, talking to Jesus. “My name is Legion: for we are many.”

What did Jesus do? He wasn’t perturbed. His example shows us how to handle stubborn situations like these. Jesus stood His ground, and the demons begged Him to send them into the pigs. He agreed, and they left the man and went into the pigs, running over the cliff and drowning the pigs in the ocean.


Did you pray for God to change your situation, and nothing happened? Did you speak to your mountain, and it didn’t budge? In fact, for many of you, it seems the harder you pray, the worse your situation gets. Your child is even more unruly. Your spouse is sending divorce papers. Your finances are plummeting. It is just a sign that the enemy is nervous because God is about to deliver you and give you a breakthrough.

When Jesus cast the devil out of the young boy in Mark 9, the demon threw one more violent fit and then left the boy. The people gathered around thought the boy was dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and he stood up set free by the power of God.

Don’t be discouraged if your situation seems to be getting worse. I dare you to be encouraged if your fight is becoming more intense. You are on the brink of a breakthrough! God is about to come through for you and reward your shameless persistence. Try again! You answer is on the way!


This coming Sunday at 10 AM, the many prayers we’ve prayed together as partners, as well as all of the time, resources, effort and persistence it has taken to bring things together will pay off in the launch service of Miracle Healing Center in McKinney, TX! We are so excited! Will you be joining us? Men and women from around the country have told us that they’re coming to McKinney for this momentous event, and we would love to see you there as well! Click here for location information.

As mentioned above, our pre-launch service on Mother’s Day was powerful, and we believe it was just a foretaste of what God will do in our launch service and weekly services moving forward. Thank you for standing in faith with us. Let’s not back down in our prayers now! We’re nearing the finish line in terms of the launch, but really it’s the starting line for what God wants to do in the McKinney community. Let’s push in by praying throughout this week for God to show up in a powerful way that will hook the community and bring in all who are searching for God’s tangible presence!

If you would like to give to help us with the technology needs and ongoing purchases a church requires, first off, we are grateful to you for your support. God has knit our hearts together, and we couldn’t do this without you. Second, know that we will steward your donation with wisdom. We want to make God proud, and we want to see you blessed abundantly! You can give however you see best from the list below. Thank you, again. We love you.
Or mail your donation to:

Sean Pinder Ministries
P.O. Box 2726
McKinney, TX 75070

God Bless,
Pastors Sean & Aimee Pinder

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