Are you God-expectant? God-ready? These two words stopped me in my tracks this morning. Am I truly God-expectant? Am I God-ready? Or am I just going with the cultural flow?
God sticks his head out of heaven.
He looks around.
He’s looking for someone not stupid—
one man, even, God-expectant,
just one God-ready woman.
(Psalm 14:2, MSG,*)
I know I want to be God-expectant and God-ready. I think you do too. But are we? Do you live your days with an air of expectancy? Are you ready for God any time. Are you ready for Jesus to come back any day?
We need to let God search our hearts and show us the true state of our hearts, minds, and hands. Because wanting to be God-expectant and God-ready is not enough. We need to live that desire out in our lives and be all that every day of our lives. By the grace of God.
Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up.
Expect God to get here soon.
(Psalm 31:24, MSG,*)
We are called to be brave and strong. We are called to be alert and focused on God. We are called to expect God to move mightily in our midst. We are called for God-expectant living. Every God-given breath we take.
Search my heart, Lord.
Show me how I could be God-ready
and God-expectant every day of my life.
Show me how to live the way you want me to.
Draw me closer and closer to you.
Make me holy as you.
Make you my everything.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How can you be more God-expectant and God-ready?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace God and his grace for all there is for us.
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].
Image courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today withDance with Jesus, Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday.
6 thoughts on “God-Expectant Living”
Great post! It is important to be God-ready and to be expectant for him to speak and act, ready for what he is doing.
Thanks so much, Carly! God is wild. We need to be ready. Abundant blessings to you!
Yes! I’m so expectant. I’m riding in the car to a writer’s conference as I type. I just know He has amazing lessons and relationships waiting for me this week:) Have a great weekend!
Wonderful. So happy for you, Meg! May God bless your socks off this week!
This is new territory for me. Just last year did I realize I’m cautious & guarded which doesn’t coexist with expectancy. But praise God for revelation and healing. Today I’m living in great expectation and it is exciting as I look to the hills to see what MY GOD will do next.
Sounds like you’re already doing great! Hallelujah! God is so good! We need reminders to press on in great expectation! Our God is a wild and wondrous God! Blessings upon blessings to you, sis!