Nathanael helped me last week. He said my bike tires were really low. He repaired my tire, actually put a new one on.
My ride to work was much easier than the past few weeks. A tire. That is what the hard work was for. One leaky tire.
On my ride I was really thinking about this. When we keep up the "work" in our own lives: daily prayer and reading the Bible, fellowship with God, the trials come easier. Otherwise we are working harder for that "tire" Everything is more work, for that one simple tire.
Recently I've felt the call to pray. I have realized that this is of utmost importance, not an afterthought, not a "God please bless this mess I've made"