Merry Christmas Eve!
Can you think back to the anticipation you felt as a child right before Christmas day? You could hardly handle your excitement before ripping into the gifts that had your name on them; gifts you had specifically asked for and had great expectation as you sat around the tree that you would receive.
This is how it should be when we pray and ask God for something. Whether it be healing, financial provision, peace, or joy, we ought to have the same anticipation, expectation, and excitement that our heavenly Father has heard us and that we will receive what we’ve asked for.
We serve a good God, a God that hears our prayers and answers them. But do we always believe that?
I hope so!
If not, I encourage you to dive deeper into the Word to purposefully develop an unbreakable trust and expectation on the Lord. Meditate on the following scriptures:
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Matthew 6:31-33 NKJV “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Ephesians 3:20 NKJV “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,”.