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Are You Waiting or Expecting?

Aren’t we, as human beings, used to waiting?  We wait in line, we wait for a table at a restaurant, we wait at a stop light, some of us wait for our coffee to brew, or our oven timer to go off and tell us our food is ready.  The Bible even tells us to “wait on the Lord”!


Waiting can become an exhausting exercise if what we’re waiting for takes a long time.  Waiting takes time…and time is something we feel like we don’t have enough of.  Waiting just sounds like something that’s going to make us tired and weary.  We want what we want, and we want it now!  No lines, no timers, just quick results.  If we’re all honest, sometimes, even waiting on our prayers to be answered can wear us down and frustrate us.


But, what if, instead of just “waiting” on the Lord to move, we start “expecting” Him to move?  What if, we come expecting results, expecting answers, expecting a good outcome? 


Expecting brings Hope!!


Yes, waiting on the Lord is great…if we wait patiently, quietly, and in a prayerful, right attitude.  But expecting the Lord to do something brings a whole new mindset.  All of a sudden, our attitude changes!  Now, we are expecting His movement, we’re expecting His answers to come, we’re expecting Him to show up in our circumstance!!


When a woman is pregnant, we call her an “expectant mother”.  The pregnancy can be long, and the wait gets exhausting…but, what she’s expecting to happen, what she’s expecting to birth, brings her great joy and anticipation.


You see, we can choose to wait and see what God is going to do…or we can expect something great to be on its way!  Waiting can make us weary, but expecting gives us hope.  Hope for something bigger and better.


Are you “waiting” on God to move, or are you “expecting” Him to move?  Let’s not spend our lives focusing on the wait…let’s spend our time expecting something great!! 


At MAG, we are expecting a move of God this Sunday!  We’re expecting God to answer prayers, and do miracles!  We’re expecting God to touch lives, and change people’s circumstances.


I hope you’re in church this Sunday…you don’t want to miss what God is going to do!


Come expecting!!


Romans 4:18 (TPT)

Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfill it.  He took God at His word, and as a result he became the Father of many nations.



Passionate for the cause of Christ,

Karen Urich

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