Okay, after a brief hiatus in which my computer went with my husband to Chicago (truly, I missed my husband more) we are back online. I've been thinking the past week about praying expectantly. It's part of a Bible study I'm leading. I've realized, through the course of this study, that I do not always pray with expectation. And, I've found that if I'm not praying with expectation, then I am not living with expectation. I don't bring everything to God, because deep down, I don't always believe that God cares. I also worry at times that God won't hear or act on my prayers because I am not "good enough". As a life-long Christian, I know in my head this is not true. But my heart doesn't always live it out. And so, I've decided that I am going to embark on a journey to live expectantly. I worship a God, THE God, who created the world and all that is in it. He knows every hair on my head, and yours as well. He parted the sea with a word, breathed life into the dead, and is the only being who has ever EVER pulled off a true resurrection! I need to expect more!!
I need to wake up each morning feeling that God has exceeded himself in just giving me another day with my husband and my boys, another day in which I can get out of bed and work for him. And, I need to revel in God's faithfulness, praising God for providing for me each and every day, for knowing the plans he has for my life. I need to live expectantly.
So, my question for you is this: Where has God exceeded your expectations?
Blessings and Peace,