Many times in our Christain walk, we face things that we believe are unique to our particular situation. I mean, no one else has ever faced or experienced what I have. Right? Wrong!
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, “Whatever has happened—that’s what will happen again; whatever has occurred—that’s what will occur again. There’s nothing new under the sun.” Did you notice the last phrase; “There’s nothing new under the sun?” Which means that life is basically the same no matter what generation, century or contient you are living in?
Which brings me to the point of this blog. I have struggled for years with a consistent devotional life. But someone more gifted and more spiritual than I has said it best. Today, someone posted on Facebook a quote from Martin Luther. “It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business of the morning and the last at night. Guard yourself carefully against those false, deluding ideas which tell you, ‘Wait a little while. I will pray in an hour; first I must attend to this or that.’ Such thoughts get you away from prayer into other affairs which so hold your attention and involve you that nothing comes of prayer that day.”
Every day without fail, when I decide to pray, something “urgent” begins to pull be away. I get the same thoughts as Martin Luther. (Remember, there is nothing new under the sun?) The thought pray later when you aren’t so busy is a daily temptation. When you feel like praying the least, is when you should pray the most. [Jefferson Bethke]