I’ve read that by the time our life on earth is over, we will have spent close to one year waiting at stop lights, two years stuck in traffic or sitting in public transit and three years waiting in line for one thing or another.
Why not spend that time with God? Turning life’s most frustrating moments into a time of worship glorifying the Lord for all He’s done for us. Praying instead of staring at the car or person in front of us. Using these years to solidify our relationship with God rather than wasting them away…
Many believers think prayer and worship can only be heard in a church, among our small groups or before going to bed. The truth is there is really no specific place where prayer is more or less effective however, God only listens to those who live in His light. Either standing-up or on our knees, God hears His children each time we speak to Him, and each time we speak of Him.
The bible reads “We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.” (John 9:31).
My wife Elizabeth and I enjoy worship music or recorded sermons while driving. Also we often have a bible handy when we know we’ll be stuck in a waiting room somewhere. Or by now, we’re automatically driven to pray when a light turns red or when a four lane highway suddenly becomes a parking lot.
Let your car become a Cathedral where God’s light shines through! Be the person smiling in line. Turn anxiety and frustration into salvation. Make the right choice each opportunity you have using commuting as pilgrimage.
If you are of God, then you already know the power of prayer and you have felt the peace that often washes over us when we ask God for His blessings. “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” (Matthew 21:22).
God does not want to be a part-time affair in our lives rather He commands us to elevate Him to the highest priority. God commands us to worship and serve Him. Jesus said “For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve” (Matthew 4:10)
I invite you to use your “waiting time” productively and give it to the Lord. If you cannot find things to pray for then you are obviously too busy looking in the mirror. Remember God has a mission for your life but it is you that needs fulfillment. It is you that needs to make a conscious choice to serve God as your battle will continue to be with free will, not with God’s plan for you.
No one person chooses poverty over wealth without reason. No one prefers suffering over comfort. However, we are all called to choose God over Evil. Whom we choose to worship and serve dictates the sum of our lives and draw the path of our journey beyond this life.
Keep making the right choices in your life, use every minute to serve the Lord your God and choose to live as Jesus and His apostles did. Rejoice in prayer and allow God to turn a wait into worship!
We thank you for your blessings in our lives
For all that you provide for us, for our families,
For our friends and all those in need.
Lord we pray you will continue to look after us
And inspire us to spend more time with you,
Turning waiting into worship and prayer.
Father we ask you to guide our footsteps,
To lead the way to life ever lasting
Where we will rejoice with you
And all other believers.
God we love you and thank you for all that surrounds us!
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre