Get the book here

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hurry Up and Wait!

I am in Colorado Springs for the Bible Quiz Fellowship annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the tournament held in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, we plan for next year's tourney (here) and discuss a wide variety of subjects related to Bible quizzing, discipleship, and more.

I have been collecting input for the meeting, and was rather stunned to read these words from one of the gentlemen:

"...I think we can get so caught up in prayer and brainstorming
that we sometimes forget we need to act in faith..."

Now of course I do not know what he actually meant by "caught up in prayer" but I do know the Word of God says we are to "pray without ceasing," which I think means it's tough to pray too much..

As I was chewing on this I got a daily email is rather timely and appropriate..

Prayerful waiting on God is indispensable to effective service. Like the time-out in a football game, it enables us to catch our breath and fix new strategy. As we wait for directions, the Lord frees us from the tyranny of the urgent. He shows us the truth about Himself, ourselves, and our tasks. He impresses on our minds the assignments He want us to undertake. The need itself is not the call; the call must come from the God who knows our limitation. "The Lord pities those who fear Him.  For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust" (Psalm 103:13-14). It is not God who loads us until we bend or crack with an ulcer, nervous breakdown, heart attack, or stroke. These come from our inner compulsions coupled with the pressure of circumstances.
Charles Hummel
Tyranny of the Urgent

By the way; if you've not read this little book,
you can get it for a couple bucks here:

No comments: