David, the Psalmist, wrote, “How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you” (Psalm 31:19). The word ‘abundant’ that he used here carries the idea of great, large numbers, significant and noble. Another time, David wrote, “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; In the morning, I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation” (Psalm 5:3). David expected and waited with eager anticipation, for good things to come from God. He didn’t have a scarcity mindset. He had an abundance mindset. He didn’t brace himself preparing for disappointment. He expected great things from God.
I wonder how much more positivity and confidence we would exude if we expected great things from God? Missionary, William Carey, said, “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” I love that!
What if you got up every morning this week and the first thing you prayed was, “God I’m excited to see the great things you’ll do today. I’m going to take big risks for you this week, expecting that you’re going to do great things through me. Not for my glory but for yours.” I wonder how differently your week might unfold? I’m betting unanticipated opportunities would open, and unexpected risks might be taken. Hey – you might even surprise yourself!
I fear that there are times when we’re afraid to be disappointed by God so in an effort to guard ourselves, we don’t ask for God to show up I a big way. We don’t dare to believe Him with bold faith.
Friend, I believe God wants to do more in our lives and through our lives than we can possibly imagine or think. I want to live boldly and passionately for His glory. Don’t you? This week, thank Him in advance for the abundant opportunities He will open for you and then wait in expectation!
I’d love to hear what your trusting God for this week. Leave a comment and tell me what you’re asking God for. I promise you, I’ll pray over each request that comes in.