Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
By Gary Wilkerson
Jesus sits at the right hand of God and “He is always living to make petition to God and to intercede with Him” (Hebrews 7:25). Isaiah 56:7 says, “There is joy for him in the house of prayer.”
Let me ask you some personal questions:
Are you following Jesus into the house of prayer?
Are you following him into a “usual” place where you pray?
Do you pray regularly?
Do you pray daily for your spouse and your children? Jesus says to his disciples, “Pray that you don’t fall into temptation” (Luke 22:46).
Fathers, do you pray for your children that they don’t fall into temptation? Wives, do you pray for your husbands, that God’s hand will be upon him? Children, young people, teenagers, are you seeking the Lord’s face so that you won’t be swayed by the temptations of the world? Single persons, do you take some of the time in your busy days and schedule a “usual” time when you cry out to God?
Jesus’ own life was a model of what he wanted to see established in his disciples (and this means us, because we are his disciples). If we are honest, many of us must admit that we don’t have “usual” times of prayer. Sometimes we may go days without a consistent time and place of prayer where we can openly and transparently commune with God away from the distractions of the world.
The lover of your soul covets time alone with you. He wants you to praise and exalt him — day in and day out. Unless you schedule significant time to be alone with God, the busyness of life will keep you from meeting with him. God doesn’t care what time of day you meet with Him — after all, he is available all the time! Make this time a priority because it will be the most important time in your life. Make a commitment to the Father and then say “no” to everything else.