Falling into a routine comes naturally and comfortably to most of us: wake up, exercise, eat, get ready for work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed. It comes as no surprise that our faith walk and prayer time can easily fall into the same: pray before eating, before bed, go to church… When we begin to do things out of habit rather than out of ambitious drive with intent, it changes things, it changes us. It weakens our prayers- we pray without expectation or really believing that God wants great things for us, all of us. Mark 11:24 Jesus says, “Whatever you ask for in prayer believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
When we pray with expectation and truly believe God will give us our greatest desires and more, we begin to pray powerfully, the way prayer was intended. Dare to be bold, and wait expectantly for God’s timing. In the book of James, it says, “You do not receive because you do not ask.” It’s time to start asking and waiting in hopeful expectation. Give thanks for the many little and big blessings of today as well as those the future holds.
Lamentations 3:25 the Lord is good to those who hopefully and expectantly wait for Him.