“To him whom my soul loveth, who wakens me morning by morning and helps me rise with “wings as an eagle.”
It takes prayer and it takes work to meet with God. Prayer and Work seem to be an oxymoron. What are they doing in the same sentence? The two words together seem so contradictory, like jumbo shrimp, civil war — or child safe! Prayer and Work seem to be opposite concepts. Yet we have discovered that prayer that doesn’t work, doesn’t work!
Think about it: it takes work to step out of time to enter into eternity. It takes work to learn the art of leaving things undone so that the greater thing can be done. It takes work to miss a meal to take special time to pray. One might even lose some sleep to learn that prayer is work. Prayer that works is work, and those who work at prayer realize that prayer works. That’s not just a play on words, it is the concept of what it means to pray.
Prayer itself is a gracious gift of God. He made it possible for us to walk right into his presence and talk to him as our Father. Every child of God has the right and the privilege to come into His presence. God is available and ready to meet with us at the drop of a hat. But Satan has a way, for he desires to get into your devotional life, for he wants you to let go of your devoted life to God. As the little couplet says, “The devil trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.”
He will do anything to keep you from loving your Savior. He wants you to stay in bed until the last moment and he wants you to rise not with the “wings of eagles” but with the “forlorn look of a tired soul.” Find in Jesus your all in all. Develop your fellowship with Him through your prayer conversation with your God and your Father.