A couple of things this week got me thinking about how appropriate expectation is for people who profess to believe in an all powerful God. The first was last Sunday, we looked at Psalm 5, a great song from King David about praying and looking to God in times of trouble. I was really taken with verse 3
“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5v3
The idea is that we pray first thing in the morning then we wait and watch for the answer. And not just wait with a vain and vague hope that something might happen but wait with a deep conviction that God hears and answers prayer.
The second thing that challenged me about being expectant was a video from New Word Alive. Rebecca Manley Pippert was being interviewed about her books and experiences in talking to people about Christ. The enthusiasm and joy she had were evident but one of the things that impressed me most was her absolute confidence that God is at work and he is doing things in people’s lives to bring them to real faith.
So I am asking myself do I really believe that God is at work that he answers prayers that he wants to rescue people and that he will do it?
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”