"I'm in a Hurry Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Hebrews 12:28 The country music band Alabama has a song about the pace of life that says: "I'm in a hurry to get things done. Oh, I rush and rush until life's no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die. But I'm in a hurry and don't know why."1 Waiting is part of living, and sometimes it's the hardest part. We're programmed to hurry, but sometimes God has a way of slowing us down. It's hard to serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear when we're too busy to pray, to be still, and to give God time to resolve the issues that concern us. Maturity takes time, and time requires waiting. Maybe you're waiting for Mr. Right or Miss Congeniality, or for a prodigal to return, or for an employer to call. As Christians, we learn more about walking with God through waiting than through anything else. Our faith grows when we're trusting in His promises and patiently laying our concerns before Him. Remember amid the rush of life to slow down long enough to wait on the Lord. Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. "