I walked past this advertisement slogan on a poster hanging on a wall “It’s time to expect more” and I started wondering how true that is when we pray! I know I have found myself time after time sending off my prayers and then clinch my teeth tight and holding my breath hoping and wishing that God will hear my prayers and answer my despite cry; while in the back of my mind I am full of doubt and worry that my cry will not be heard. Why would we not expect Him to hear and answer our prayers? We are what matters the most to Him. He notices everything in our lives…right down to the smallest detail; nothing happens without Him knowing it! If he collects our tears in a bottle then there is no doubt about it that He will hear our prayers and answer!
Luke 12:6-7 (NIV) “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
I have learned over the years that He is listening and He is a million steps ahead of me! He wants us to come to Him with all of our concerns, worries, and problems. He longs to listen to how we feel, what’s on our minds and what we need from Him. He wants us to come to Him for help (Psalm 46:1). He keeps record of every sleepless night we toss and turn and wrestle with our troubles. We should pray with confidence knowing that He hears us and expect Him to move on our behalf.
Matthew 7:7-8 (CEV) “Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks.”
What are your expectations when you pray? If your expectations are like mine were years ago, Stop expecting NOTHING and start expecting SOMETHING!!! It’s time to expect more!!
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