Gaining a life of disciplined prayer and meditation is no easy task. It is a calculated and disciplined choice. There are no acceptable excuses of being too busy, on a tight schedule, maxed out, or a dozen other such reasons. It is always, and simply, a choice of how we will spend our time. We do what our habits tell us to do. We do what we want to do.
This has consequences for us. The main one being that faith seldom increases without us falling on our face in quiet repentance and prayer. We stay at the same pace with the same results if we don’t choose a different approach to life. To expect change without doing something different is the way crazy people think. It is insane.
There is a great saying from the sports world that certainly applies here: ‘You play the way you practice.’ To expect a level of play, or prayer, which exceeds our practice is naïve. Whatever we put into our meditation is what we will take away from our meditation. We reap what we sow. This is an unbreakable truth.
“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Jesus