I attended my Uncle's funeral today. As I sat and listened to 3 men talk about Christ and the fact that my Uncle only recently had accepted the Lord I was very thankful...thankful for all the other people in his life (his sisters and brother) that talked to him about the Lord for years. All the other people planted seeds, prayed, hoped he some day would give his life to Christ.
We sang the old hymn "It Is Well With My Soul" and one line mesmerized me, I had forgotten this line, "And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight"...when my faith shall be sight...no longer will we have to simply believe because we will see Him.
I asked myself, " do I really want the Lord to hurry up and come? Do I ask Him to Haste the day?" This bothered me, indicating a lack of spiritual maturity..
I learned today that if I am really a child of God, then I want to walk so closely with Him that I cannot wait to see Him! My life doesn't reflect this kind of anticipation at times.