Waiting in Prayer

Do you ever get ahead of God? Sometimes I feel like I do. I recently read a great quote by Eugene Peterson that reminded me not to do that! 

"Waiting in prayer is a disciplined refusal to act before God acts." 

It's really easy for us to run out ahead of God. We're great at making our own plans and doing our own thing and then hoping God will catch up with us. 

Waiting is hard. Waiting takes discipline. When it comes to waiting, even waiting on God, we're often impatient. 

The season of Lent is the perfect time to reflect on our lives and our relationship with Christ. It's also a great time to practice waiting in prayer for God to act, rather than acting and hoping God will follow our lead. 

Father, in the midst of my desire to get things done and make things happen, give me the wisdom to seek your will and wait patiently for you. Amen. 

- Neil Westbrook