Anticipation is Meant for Us
Obedience goes hand in hand with anticipation. Anticipation is an expression of faith. To anticipate is to actively prepare for what is to come.
So what are we anticipating to come? Are we allowing the world to muddy our efforts of preparation for the bad? Or are we allowing our participatory efforts to be filled with hopeful obedience?
It is when we allow our faith to continue to do the work that we can realize the plans God has for our lives. When we act in anticipation of what has been brought to our attention we are able to lean into the realization of what God’s path and not the world’s path is for us.
Are we letting God work in us? This is the question we must wrestle with as we seek to embrace anticipation for the promises of our lives. It is only with him that His good purpose can be fulfilled. Let this shape our actions of preparation rather than the expectations of the world.
Philippians 2:12-13 NIV Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Philippians 2:12-13 NIV
Considerations for your planner:
- Write down the questions from today’s devotional. Take some time to answer them for your life.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Lord, Be with us today as our minds are reshaped for what you want us to anticipate. We want to rid ourselves of what the world tells us and listen to only what You have for us. Help us to be obedient in all we do by coming to You for the guidance we so desperately need. Thank You for reminding us that we are not required to do this on our own. Fill us up with Your strength. Amen.
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