"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope"
A Great Anticipation
I'm hours, away from becoming an auntie. When my sister first told me she was expecting, I cried. And cried. And cried some more. You can ask her, I've basically spent her pregnancy crying with love and joy for this little girl I've yet to meet. At 5:33am today my phone rang in NYC with the news, "her water broke!" You can imagine that as I drove (trying REALLY hard to break the speed laws as little as possible) to Boston for the big day I was bursting with anticipation.
Now, watching the contractions ebb and flow the anticipation has somehow increased. I'm reminded of times when I've felt this way with the Lord. Maybe it was an expectancy of new life, like now. Maybe it was a hope for healing, or just a simple know-in-my-gut feeling that God was going to move.
As we read, Psalms says "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope." There is an anticipation there. I wait with a hope, an expectation, an anticipation in His word and his promises.
So often when it comes to God we quickly lose hope, stop planning (or worse, make our own plans without Him), give up the dream, and sort of shrug our shoulders with the notion that He isn't going to come through. We've set our sights wrong and we need to reset them. We are God's children! The creator of the universe is in community with us! It's time for us to wake up with an anticipation that God IS going to speak to us, He IS going to bless us, He IS going to be there with us through the worst of times, He IS going to deliver us!
Ask yourself: Have I lost that sense of anticipation with God? What are two ways I can actively begin to reignite that expectation that God IS going to move?
Jesus, I can't do this alone, would you reignite that excitement and anticipation in my life? I want to jump out of bed each morning expectant that you will speak me to me and that you will be with me!