We talk about the difficulty of living a holy life; yet we have the absolute simple ease provided by the Almighty God for living a holy life because He paid so much to make it possible. Beware of placing the emphasis on what prayer costs us; it cost God everything to make it possible for us to pray.

If anyone has difficulty in getting through to God, it is never God who is to blame. We can get through to Him as soon as we want to, there is nothing simpler. The trouble is when we begin to sympathize with the thing that is proud and strong in independence of God.

Reflection Questions: When was the last time I thought about the price Christ paid for me to have access to God? How might this thought change my attitude toward prayer?

Quotations taken from If You Will Ask and The Psychology of Redemption, © Discovery House Publishers

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