The Days Are Surely Coming

Prayer for the Day

Creator God, to whom all time is present, we stand in the constant flow of minutes passing into history. Just as we remember the days gone by, we long for the days yet to come. This waiting hope, however, unsettles us. Grant us peace in this day to wait, both remembering the coming of your Word and longing for the day of Christ’s return. Amen

Question

Are you person comfortable with waiting, or are you a go out and get it done kind of person? What does this season of waiting reveal to your personal style?

-Joshua Brockway; Director, Spiritual Life and Discipleship

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Advent devotional written by David W. Miller. (Available from Brethren Press) Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, David’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.

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  1. I find that I am at an odd cross road, and that this question bears that out a bit. By nature, I am a more laid back guy. When I am faced with an uncertain future, or a weighty decision is necessary, or there is an argument that is growing, I tend to be one to sit back and wait and watch and pray and let things develop as they may. That does not mean that I am not involved with these actions, or that I take a historians approach to it, but I find that with struggles, I tend to be more open minded to any solution. But as I am a new pastor, and time lines and dead lines are of great importance, I find that I am trying to balance my desire to patiently wait with my desire to be pastoral. So it seems weird to schedule times for free thought, or schedule times to have silence, as that has not always been an effective style for me in the past. But I do desire to be used as God sees fit, and that means that I have to balance time and deadlines with spirit and growth.

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