One of my favorite topics in the Christian life is waiting. I love to read books that help teach us and show us how to wait on God. It is something we all must do and in order to have peace, we must learn to do it the right way.David Timms is an impatient man. Those are not my words, they are his. He knows all too well how difficult it is to wait on God and he is passing along what he has learned to the reader. He tells us the importance of using our time of waiting to learn from God and to listen to God. He helps us to understand that God does not move at the same pace that life moves. I especially liked his example of the text messages and how quickly our society can communicate today, but God does not work that way. His timing is perfect. If we have to wait for something, God has a good reason for it. David Timms uses several key figures from the Bible, such as Moses, David, and Abraham, to show how God made them wait and taught them all through their time of waiting. This is a very well written and informative book, one I enjoyed very much.
This book is a good reminder that all things happen in God's time, no matter how impatient we become. David gives examples from bibical text pointing out the need for us to wait on God and how doing so is being in service to Him.
I must confess, that when asked to review this book, my initial thoughts at the description were, Id love to review this; Ill probably be able to tear it apart. The reason behind these sentiments were due to recent reading in the area of spiritual transformation through meditation & emptying oneself. Ive about had it with Christians who want to be Buddhists.Now that Ive read Mr. Timms work, I stand rebuked and chastised before the Lord. This was truly a beneficial time of reading for me. As the pastor of a small church, I dont face the extreme pressures of large church pastors, but I do face the pressures of a small church pastor. And, since I still live in this present world, the pressures of our culture are constantly gnawing at me, hoping to keep me from waiting on the Lord especially in a still, slow, quiet manner as laid out by Timms.The first half of the book is worth the purchase and reading time. Covering Noah, Abram, Moses, David and Jesus, Timms shows how each learned the lifelong process of presence and service: resting in Gods presence and serving Him. In the second half, the author shows how the major events on the church calendar Advent, Lent, Easter and Pentecost can be used to help an entire congregation learn to wait on the Lord.This book is solid, concise and very helpful. A much needed balm to the hurly-burly, frenetic pace of our lives that seem to cry out God! Hurry up! Read it and then wait.