Have you ever wondered how a bird is able to sleep so easily as it is perched on a limb? It’s crazy! Why doesn’t it fall off backwards? How does it maintain its grip even when asleep? The tendons in a birds leg are designed so that when the knees are bent the talon contract to make a firm grip. As the bird lifts and straightens his legs, the claws turn loose. The bird’s greatest security and firmest grip comes from a bent knee. There is no greater power accessible to us than that which comes through prayer!
Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” In Luke 11:1, Jesus had been at his favorite place praying. One of His disciples came to Him with a request. He didn’t ask Him how to preach, how to teach, or how to heal. He asked Him how to pray! You see, the ones closes to Jesus knew where Jesus strength came from. It was His time in prayer-His communication with God, the Father! Think about it, if Jesus needed to spend time in prayer, how much more do we?
Men and women of God, our greatest strength and security comes from the bent knee, praying to our Heavenly Father! This is our wake up call Church. It’s time to lift up our nation, and our leaders in prayer. We don’t hold the answer to what is going on in this world, but He does! I will be the first one to acknowledge that I don’t pray enough. I am guilty! Lord, turn our hearts to you and heal our land. Use me Father to do your work and to share the love of Christ to people in this world. The power of a bent knee! Here is where you find peace!