Matthew 6:9

By merely reviewing the first few lines of the Lord's Prayer, we gain a renewed respect...a healthy and wholesome sense of reverence for our Almighty God and Father.

Rather than causing us to run from Him and hide in fear, I find that such an awesome respect makes me want to come close to Him, to wait quietly for Him to work.And so I urge you to slow your pace, to approach His "hallowed name" thoughtfully.

Take time!Give Him the respect He deserves. Wait on God.In return, He will give you a clearer vision. Furthermore, He will soften your will and make you want to know and do His will.

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way(Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.