Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Are You Waiting On God With Any Expectations For 2012?

Psalm 5:3 NIV says, "In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly."

KJV says, "My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up."

As the new year draws closer, there's a growing anticipation in my heart for the things that God has in stored for me, my family & Destiny Christian Church. I hope that you're also excited for this upcoming year.

I love this passage because it teaches us to direct our prayers to the Lord so that He can consider our request. Unfortunately, at times, we try to direct God about our request and expect Him to be a genie in a bottle that makes our wish His command. Let's resolve instead to say, "Lord your command is my wish." If we know that God loves us. Let's believe and expect that God has our best interest in mind. Let's choose to believe that His Word that according to Jeremiah 29:11 He has a divine plan for us that are of peace and not of evil. Let's believe in Philippians 1:6 and be confident in this that He who began a good work in us will complete it. Let's continue to believe that the God of Hebrews 12:2 is the author and the finisher of our faith.

I don't know what you're expecting in the new year but just remember, God's got your best interest in mind - because He loves you.

Pastor Joe

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