Thursday, February 28, 2008

great expectations :: Thursday E-Devotion

Isn't that the name of a book?  Yep, it is.  And in my humble opinion, a strange book and story.  Yet I love the title.  Always have.
You see we ought to have great expectations of God.  In the past two months I have asked God and seen that people with low expectations of God usually experience little of God's bigness.  And He is a big God.  Do you ever wander why you see other people and churches blessed when you or your church is not?  Maybe it is because you don't have great expectations of your God.  He is big!
Ephesians 3:20 (nlt) --- Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Romans 4:21 (nlt) --- He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.
Daniel 2:47 (nlt) --- The king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is the greatest of gods, the Lord over kings, a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this secret."
Daniel 3:17 (nlt) --- If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.
Go look at those verses in their context and you will find that we serve a big God who is able to do much more than we often give Him credit for.  He can save you lions, keep you from getting burned when you are in the middle of a fire and much more.
It is high time for great expectation in our homes, for our marriages and for the church.  It is all about God.  Do we trust Him?  We will let Him work?  I cannot wait to see what God is going to do next.  These are awesome things ahead.  For that, I have great expectations.

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