Work, Work, Work, Work, Work…
There is an old adage that says, “If you find something that you love to do, you’ll never work another day in your life”…
The absolute hardest work that you will ever do is Pray. If you don’t agree then you aren’t praying for anything and you don’t want to see God work in your life.
There is work and then there is prayer… You can work without prayer and you may accomplish certain goals but prayer is a lifestyle, not a career or thing to clock in and out of; prayer is a gig that once you start, you don’t retreat from – that is, if you plan on being successful and live a fulfilled life. There is living but then there is a life in God that we seek that blesses exponentially; it fills every crevice of our lives until we want no more. His word mandate that’s what those of us who keep our hope in him can expect.
Prayer is hard simply because we have to do it in faith that God will be God. Because we don’t know how he will work-out our lives, we just trust him to cause all things to work together for our good for his name sake; not ours (not our reputation, etc.) but his. He backs up his own word and those of us who speak his word in authority vested to us by Jesus Christ.
The work is indeed hard but ever-so rewarding; especially when you have tasted his goodness before; it’s insatiable and can never be satisfied in this life. Total dependency on God is vulnerability with benefits.
If you had a spouse that said to you, “You don’t have to work any longer if you don’t want to, I’ll take care of you”, most if not all, would have put the notice in a month ago already. You would never doubt that your necessities and way of life to fall off. Your only guarantee would be the word of your requited love; even though people are only people, and fail us on a daily basis – yes, included are those that we love and love us.
God’s word is his bond; it’s who he is and he doesn’t go back on them for his name’s sake. To know what he said, we have to engross and familiarize ourselves with his promises. We cannot lay claim to that which we aren’t aware exist.
If and when you come to the point and place where you think that another prayer won’t change your situation or that you are all prayed-out; find the strength in the Lord, not your own – to pray again, and again and again until you realize that prayer is your only weapon of warfare; and that to leave it is to leave the hedge of God and you are left exposed and vulnerable to your own worst enemy; which is to go at this life alone sans the guidance, protection and provision of God.
Pray until it no longer feels like work.