How often do we get so “close” to God when we want something from Him? Perhaps you are pregnant and you pray everyday, study the word just because you need your birth to be a successful one and you need a healthy baby. You are a student and you need to pass so at the time God becomes your bestie and you consistently pray for wisdom and understanding every time you study. Your loved one is sick, and you need God’s divine intervention in her situation so you pray always, attend fellowship regularly and give to the church. I could go on and on with the examples. We fast, pray, get what we want, some of us don’t even properly give thanks and the next thing is, we push God to the backseat.
The very things we waited on God for become the excuses for not fellowshipping or praying or rendering services to God. How often?
The story of Daniel in the Bible always challenges me. Daniel was the prime minister, second in command to the king yet he prayed often. He had consistent prayer times. Trust me, no one is ever too busy or too successful to pray. Daniel 6:10
Prayers have to be consistent. Praying should become a habit we inculcate. Even when things are good, we should continue to pray. James 5:16 says the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I know I want to get to the point where I pray without even thinking about it. Make praying a habit!!!