Abraham was called the friend of God in the Old Testament. He was so used to communing with the Lord that when the angel called out to him one day he wasn't afraid; he just answered calmly (usually when the Lord or angels spoke to people the first thing they said was, "Fear not..."). He took the time to talk to God each day. The lines of communication were always open between him and the Savior. Why should he be afraid? They had a mutual respect for each other. Each day he got up early to meet with God, his friend, in prayer. When situations arose that were unfavorable it never threw Abraham for a loop because he knew the Lord would provide. The Scripture say about Abraham's situation, "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, he was able also to perform" (Romans 4:20 & 21). He didn't try to "help" God fulfill the promise. He learned to wait on the Lord because it was God that made him the promise.
Let me encourage you today to get up to that place of prayer each day and spend some time with your friend: you will never be the same!