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A blog I follow (iChristian http://steverebus.com/) gives a quote for the day. Recently, this one was from John Calvin, a famous Protestant reformer and theologian who lived in the 1500’s.                                   There is no place for faith if we expect God to immediately fulfill His promises.

And to think he wrote that 500 years ago – back in the slooowwwer days before modern technology was even a future thought. Look at us today!

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Royalty- Free Image by Corbis

We are such a microwave society.  We want things now.

We sigh when we get someone’s voice mail or they don’t text us back within a minute.

We tap the steering wheel with our fingers if the red light doesn’t change within 30 seconds, or huff into our collars if there are two people in line ahead of us at the checkout counter.

If our computer takes more than a few seconds to respond to our search, it must have a virus, right?

How often do we expect our prayers to be answered before we get up off our knees, and then when it doesn’t, assume God is not listening?


Did you know the word “WAIT” is used almost 300 times in the Bible. I think God knows waiting is not a human virtue. It’s hard to wait when your are a mortal confined to only knowing the here and now.

The next time your faith is on the edge of morphing into impatience, read one of these verses:

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:13-14

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5

But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.  Micah 7:7


for more about resting and waiting on God in today’s hectic lifestyle , please consider my new book: Squeeze More God-time into Your Day. You can download it in eBook format, or yes, wait for it to be delivered in paperback.

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