Prepared to Launch: Ready to Wait for Inspiration

Prepared to Launch: Ready to Wait for Inspiration

How many buttons did you push this morning before you launched into the day?  The alarm clock to turn off.  The light to turn on, then the coffee maker to turn on. Or in my case, the coffee maker before the lights. (I have my priorities.) Check the weather on your phone or radio or television. Start the microwave. Water dispenser.  Ice dispenser Did you check email, Facebook or twitter? Did you hit reply?  Maybe an alarm pad to exit the house or open the garage door. And that’s just before you turned on the car. We expect a lot of things to work immediately for us in our world. Push a button and things should happen. We count on it. Weather it’s the automatic door outside the building, the automatic soap dispenser, the passcode at our bank, an online registration system, the gas pump, the DVR, the call button in the hospital. We expect things to happen when we want them to. High school teaches us to expect that the college courses we need to graduate should be available when we need them. Christian mingle tells us that if we want a partner, there should be someone available for us to love. Modern medicine makes us think that doctors can always supply us with something to make us feel better. The American dream led us to assume that if we want a job and more money some hard work will definitely produce it. We are busy, productive, purposeful people. We don’t have time to waste. It seems only reasonable to expect that the world will accommodate our schedule...
Prepared to Launch: how to wait for inspiration

Prepared to Launch: how to wait for inspiration

Second in a series of short how-to videos. http://indianapolisfaith.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/How-To-Wait-For-Inspiration_Karl-Duchmann-Faith-In-A-Flash-SD.mp4 Jesus’ last earthly teaching to his disciples makes it clear that waiting for God to show the way is essential if the mission is to be successful. Taking action without inspiration is...