Where are we in our spiritual journey? Are we novices in our faith walk? Are we like the colt trotting alongside the mature horses just beginning to "learn the ropes," or are we confident and steady like the seasoned horses in the parade knowing full well where we are headed on this route?
How do we feel about our prayer life? Is God's timing our timing? Sometimes I get a sense that God's response time is about as quick as the horse drawn ambulance. Answers to my prayers aren't coming nearly as quickly as what I would prefer.
On the other hand, maybe I am a little slow in turning to prayer. Is prayer a last resort or is my attention drawn to God first and foremost in all things? Am I praying fervently and faithfully or simply going through the motions?
The more I think about this the more I realize that I have another picture which could depict how slowly I offer my prayers to God.