Here are some comments on preparing and waiting for revival by Arthur Augustus Reese:
Some short-sighted people imagine that because as yet there has been no great noise amongst us, nothing has been accomplished-but has the farmer done nothing when he has tilled the ground, and sowed the seed? Are all prayers lost that are not at once answered?
Wait till the autumn, and you will see that tilling and sowing are not to be despised. Says the apostle James-“Behold the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruits, and hath long patience for it”.
I have no wish to run before God, and so catch the shell, I prefer to walk behind him, and so get the kernel.