Sometimes I watch Joyce Meyer. I’m not proud of it, but there you go.
Actually, we broadcast Joyce Meyer’s show on theDove TV and for a while there was a job I would do everyday that allowed me to turn the TV on at the time that her show was on. For the most part I like to think that she preaches for women, but several times she has said things that have really meant something for me. This is something she talked about once.
Joyce said that we ask a lot from God, but for the most part we don’t really expect Him to do it. This really got to me.
In church we talk about having faith. Faith is basically expecting that something will happen, but that’s not what we do. We have faith for something, so we really hope it will happen, or we don’t think it will happen but we’re sure God could do it if He wanted to. That’s not what faith is, faith is expecting it will happen.
Lately I’ve been feeling that I need to expect good things to happen. I need to expect good things to happen to me and my family and my church. When my kids are sick, I need to expect that they will get better. When we’re low on money, I need to expect that we’ll have enough to make it to the next paycheck. When I give more money to a missionary than pencils out in my budget, I need to expect that God will pay that money back to me thirty, sixty and one hundred fold. I need to expect that my youth group will raise twice as much as their goal from their golf tournament. I need to expect that the easter service at my church will have hundreds of salvations.
I need to expect good things to happen, that way God has a reason to do it.