In Bill Hybel's Too Busy Not to Pray, I read the chapter Mountain-Moving Prayer. And after a day of distress... of being "accustomed to the darkness"... these words encouraged me tonight... and I thought perhaps some of you needed to read this, too.
Probably every human being alive is standing in the shadow of at least one mountain that just will not move:
A destructive habit,
a character flaw,
an impossible marriage or
a financial problem,
a physical disability.
What is your immovable mountain?
Have you stood in its shadow for so long that you've grown accustomed to the darkness?
Do you end your prayers by thinking, What's the use?
I challenge you to shift the focus of your prayer.
Don't spend a lot of time describing your mountain to the Lord.
He knows what it is.
Instead, focus your attention on the mountain mover--
Then start walking in faith, following his leading, and watch that mountain step aside.
~Bill Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be with God