Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Waiting on God

Tonight Paul and I had our Bible study with friends. We are studying what it means to follow Christ. In one passage from the book of Acts we discovered that after the conversion of Saul (whose name was changed to Paul), three years passed before he began a formal ministry. The Apostle Paul had to wait for the Lord's timing to begin preaching. As we discussed that tonight, Paul asked an interesting question. Have you ever been angry with God because something you have been praying for is taking too long? Each person said that there was something for which they were earnestly praying, and waiting.

So what is the purpose of waiting? Is it to drive us crazy or drive us to our knees? I'd like to think that as we wait, we become more like Jesus; willing to lay down our lives and say, "not my will but yours."