Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
After an introduction on the nature of spiritual awareness, succeeding chapters explore ways Christians can develop their personal experience of God. Johnson describes various spiritual postures for being with God, listening to God, and attending the divine presence. Every chapter concludes with questions to prompt further reflection alone or in small groups and suggestions for journaling designed to let readers experience each posture in a concrete way.