But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV)

This is one of my favorite scriptures. In fact, I quote this scripture regularly in prayer. I have certain things I “believe God for.”

Diligence brings reward

Sometimes the reward seems to take FOREVER, so I remind God and myself that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. When I set aside a time daily to seek Him, I know that God is going to reward me for that time I spend with Him.

Diligence brings reward; lack of diligence brings no reward. If you are diligent in praying and set aside a special time of day for prayer—genuine prayer that seeks God—then He will reward you for spending time in His presence.

In Proverbs we find that diligence also yields power and prosperity (Proverbs 12:24 and 13:4). Therefore, diligence is desirable and profitable in every area of our lives.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Put a deep desire in each of us to set aside a special time to pray. Let us set aside a special time to be in the Word—on a daily basis. We know that we cannot afford to be without the Word and prayer in our lives.

In Jesus’s Name,