Waiting patiently in expectation does not necessarily get easier as we become older. On the contrary, as we grow in age we are tempted to settle down in a routine way of living and say: “Well, I have seen it all. … There is nothing new under the sun. … I am just going to take it easy and take the days as they come.”
But in this way our lives lose their creative tension. We no longer expect something really new to happen. We become cynical or self-satisfied or simply bored. We have become couch Christians.
God is still writing your story. Don’t let go of your faith because of what you have yet to see.
The challenge of aging is waiting with an ever-greater patience and an ever- stronger expectation. It is living with an eager hope. It is the trusting that through Christ “we have been admitted into God’s favor … and look forward exultantly to God’s glory” Romans 5:2
Without that still space we start spinning. We become driven people, running all over the place without much direction. But with that stillnessGod can be our gentle guide in everything we think, say, or do. HENRI NOUWEN
The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but un-offered prayer. Many people don’t realize that prayer can change even the fate of nations. There is no limit to the power of prayer. It is the ultimate spiritual arm and no earthly power can stand against it. What does the Bible say about prayer?
“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”Luke 18:25 “Let us come boldly to the throne of grace.”Hebrews 4:16“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.” Psalm 2:8