I have been pondering the past couple days. Pondering after watching a video at church Sunday night from Pastor Jim Cymbala on prayer. The importance and power of prayer. After the video there was discussion on why do we hesitate to pray and ask others to pray for us. Several good and right answers were given by a very wise and godly man at church. These quotes I found at Girl Talk summed it all up I think.
"What men do by themselves they do for themselves. They eat their own fruit, devouring the praise of what they do. Only the Christian who does everything by Christ does it all for Him. He takes his nourishment from Him into whom he has been grafted; and this is what makes him fruitful." –William Gurnall (The Christian in Complete Armour, Volume 2, p. 49)
"If he can do any duty, he acknowledges it is Christ's strength more than his own. As the ship gets to the haven more by the benefit of the wind than the sail, so when a Christian makes swift progress, it is more by wind of God's Spirit than the sail of his own endeavour." –Thomas Watson
We struggle with the inner man. We still want to do it all ourselves. We don't want to need the Lord. I think it all comes down to pride. What do you think?