This is Week 3 of a 52-Week series. To see the introduction and complete series, see this link, Unlock Your Libido: 52-Week Sex Drive Transformation.
(Husbands, if you are reading, you are invited to pray these scriptures and thoughts over your wives.)
IMPORTUNATE: Urgent or persistent, sometimes annoyingly so.
I love words. (Higher math, not so much.) When I stumbled across this word in my research for our 3rd week Libido Key, I didn’t know the definition. To me it looks like a multi-word.
Similar to: giant + enormous = ginormous.
Importunate could say, “Important Opportunity.” In a way, it does.
Wouldn’t you be urgent and persistent, even annoyingly so, if presented with an important opportunity that could incredibly bless your marriage, life, and ultimately service to God?
Please take a moment to read Gill’s expository (bible commentary) of our Libido Key, Luke 11:9:
And I say unto you, ask and it shall be given you……. This is said by Christ to encourage prayer, and importunity in it; that is anyone asks of God, in the name of Christ, and in faith, whether it be bread for the body, or food for the soul; or any blessing whatever; whether temporal or spiritual, it shall be given; not according to their deserts, but according to the riches of the grace of God who is rich unto all who call upon him, in sincerity and truth.
Seek, and ye shall find…..whether it be Christ, the pearl of great price, or God in Christ; or particularly pardoning grace and mercy through Christ, or the knowledge of divine things; and both grace here and glory hereafter, as men seek for hidden treasure; such shall not lose their labour, but shall enjoy all these valuable things, and whatever they are by prayer, and in use of other means, are seeking after.
Knock, and it shall be opened to you…..the door of mercy with God; the door of fellowship with Christ, the door of the Gospel and the mysteries of it and of the Gospel dispensation and church state, into which is admission, to all that seek; and the door of heaven, into which there is entrance by the blood of Jesus; the several phrases denote prayer, the continuance of it and the importunity of it.
I am no Bible scholar, but like I said, I love words. I noticed a slight difference in some of the translations regarding Luke 11:9. According to my limited research, Luke 11:9 contains the Greek present active imperative tense, which translated most correctly means to ‘make a habit of’ or ‘keep doing it.’ Which goes back to our word of the day, importunity! Be persistent.
Every beautiful lady has a unique libido. Let’s figure out what makes you tick! Ask, and keep asking, God to reveal the secret of your sexual energy and desire for your husband.
“So, I say to you, keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you,” Luke 11:9, Holman Christian Standard Bible.
“And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you,” Luke 11:9, King James Version.
I ask knowing I will receive a greater understanding of my Libido. I seek the knowledge of the divine mystery, the one-flesh nature of my marriage that is God-ordained. I knock on the door. I will unlock my sexual desire.