My dad used to tell a wonderful story–it happened to him or to someone he knew, I’m not sure which. (I’ll ask him this weekend, when I go for a much-needed visit.)
Once, there was a man who wanted a job. The local plant was plastered with NOT HIRING signs. Undaunted, the man showed up, on time and dressed for work, with his lunchbox in hand, ready to work. Day after day, there he was, spit-shined, smiling, with his lunch packed. You guessed it–one day the foreman got sick of looking at him and gave him a job.
Now, since I always like to put a spiritual twist on these stories, how does this relate to prayer? Have you asked for something, and asked again, and not received an answer? Well, Hebrews 11:6 says He is the Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. I believe He loves to bless His children, but He also requires us to step up, develop our faith muscles.
So ask again today. Ask tomorrow. And the day after that.
And bring your lunchbox.