“And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat…” Exodus 32:22
If you are a Christian, prayer is one of your greatest privileges. So why don’t we spend more time at the Mercy Seat? Prayer is one of our greatest weapons against the attacks of the evil one, so why do we spend so little time on our knees? I say because prayer is WORK!
As we come to the end of this week, I just wanted to share a quote by E.M. Bounds, regarding this essential discipline.
“To say prayers in a decent, delicate way is not heavy work. But to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens—this is hard work, but it is God’s work and man’s best labor.”
And from another of my favorite hymns:
“Ah! whither could we flee for aid, When tempted, desolate, dismayed;
Or how the hosts of hell defeat, Had suffering saints no mercy seat?”
Through Every Stormy Wind that Blows, William Cooper
So what are you waiting for? Enter now into the throne room of heaven. Access is ours through the blood of Jesus. Hallelujah, What a Savior!