Wow, what can I say about Sacred Waiting by David Timms? Not much actually. It may contain some great insight, wisdom or content, I simply don’t know. I began this book with an open mind, desiring to grow beyond my own impatience in waiting, but what I got instead, was insulted. I made it to chapter 2, and proceeded to read what I honestly consider to be the most incredibly stupid, judgmental and flat-out wrong assessment of a situation I have ever read in a book. I was floored that the author put it in there, and even more shocked that the publisher allowed it (of course any author can say anything they want, but it had NOTHING to do with what was even being discussed)! It was pure political editorializing and had no place here. I tried to read beyond that, I really did. But I just couldn’t complete the book.
By David Timms
Waiting – the Key to Joy, Peace and Abundance
No one likes to wait. Our irritation level rises in checkout lines, train stations, restaurants, and doctors’ offices. We don’t have time to waste. But Scripture constantly speaks of waiting: “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31)
The good news is that waiting on God is much more than watching the clock. Waiting plays a vital role in our spiritual foundation as we draw closer to the Lord and respond to His leading. Challenging believers to rediscover this lost spiritual discipline, pastor and Bible professor David Timms reveals the hidden treasures of waiting on God – the peace and joy of being with Him.
The heroes of the faith all waited on God. And just like Abraham, Moses, and David, you’ll find that your best moments arise from God’s timing, not your own. Every covenant God made came at the end of a season of waiting. God’s rewards wait for you when you learn to practice Sacred Waiting.