I have twice now posted something about “Expecting” on my Facebook status update. The automatic response of a few friends is, “You’re expecting?!” With having six children, I can see how easily they’d say that.
That, however, is not what I mean.
Expect or Expecting means; to look forward to the occurrence or appearance of.
A better word that I can use is Expectation – the act or condition of expecting. Eager anticipation. Prospects or hopes, especially of success or gain.
My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.Psalm 62:5
I’ve had that expectancy for a few months now and I hadn’t been able to put my finger on how or why. I just woke up one morning with the joy of expectancy on the inside. That expectancy did indeed feel like the first time I felt all of my babies “quickening” in my womb for the first time.
I know that it was/is the joy of the Lord!
When told to expect, I had no clue that I was going to go through the trials to learn how to expect more.
But, ya know, the types of trials we’ve had recently are okay. We had a few setbacks, but I’ve heard it said best that, “A setback is a setup for a comeback.”. I think that’s so true.
During this time of expectancy, I’m learning that God is my source. The Source.
In looking to God, my source, I’ve been able to see more in His Word what my part is and what His part is. I’d like to share what I’ve learned from Psalm 37:3-5 “(3) Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. (4) Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (5) Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass”.
When I do my part, I will want more and more of God. In that, I’ll desire more of what He desires for my life; holiness and righteousness.
I’ve let God know the desires of my heart and with me being my Daddy’s girl, He loves blessing me (my family).
To go along with dwelling, the Holy Spirit led me to John 15:4-8 “(4) Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. (5) I am the vine, you the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (6) If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (7) If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (8) By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you will be My disciples.”
Jesus makes it abundantly clear that God DOES, absolutely want His children blessed. No one can convince me otherwise!
My friend, Lisa, asked in an email recently if anyone has been drawn to John 14, 15 and 17 lately. I became excited about this question! God is bringing me back here time and time again!!
This is the privilege for EVERY believer…every one that believes in the one true living God, that is.
We have promises in God’s word that we CAN stand on and believe God for. THAT’s why they are included in the Bible. Choose to believe for God’s very best in your life.
Learn to abide, dwell, LIVE IN Him by reading your Bible, praying His word back to Him and ultimately TRUSTING Him to do what He says He will do, He’ll do it! He’ll bring it to pass… whatever your “it” is.
You know what happens when you abide, dwell, LIVE in Him? You desire what He desires.
So, don’t get hung up on thinking you’re “using” God as a personal genie. That’s not the way He rolls, anyway.
You can’t manipulate God, but you can petition Him. He knows your heart and motive for asking and desiring.
Are you expecting?!
If yes, what?
If no, why not?
Do you trust Him? Do you trust Him? Do you trust Him? Do you trust Him?
Until Next Time…Be Abundantly Blessed,