When the time comes for us to pray we find other things to say instead of giving
thanks for what God has already done we’re asking for more.
I give you my heart, my mind, my soul, my praise, my money.
It all belongs to the Father, I give it all to you.

The first time I heard this song, I was like hmm!!!  It awakened a hunger to self-examine the posture in which I approached God.  I likened it unto a quote from international speaker-teacher Christine Caine, Founder of A21 and Propel Women who said: "You know you've grown when you deal with your own hypocrisy before pointing out everyone else's." 

For many of us, our prayer lives are empty, ritualistic and boring because we've focused more on getting and not giving of ourselves. You see, hypocrisy doesn't lie within the slothfulness of our approach, but rather the motive of our hearts!  In the hustle and bustle of our lives, we tend to taxi on the runway while contemplating a landing with the least amount of resistance or effort. Could it be our landing gear faithfully malfunctions because we're too busy checking the speedometer and not the tachometer of the Holy Spirit? 

In other words, slow down, stop comparing your season to someone else's.  What appears as an incarceration is actually a divine detour in preparation for the upcoming exit.  Remember effectual fervent prayer encompasses unspoken thanksgiving for Who He is if he does nothing else for you! 

Now ruminate on that for a minute . . . . .