“Did you come expecting great things from a great God?” If you have ever attended our worship service, you know that I ask that question to the church before each message. I am sure some people think that it is “corny”, maybe some even wish I would stop doing it, but there is a point that I am trying to make. Do we really expect great things from a GREAT God or do we just assume that the trials we are enduring will continue forever?
In James 1:2-6 James writes, “2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” James encourages us to ask in faith, “with no doubting”.
When we cry out to God, do we doubt or do we ask in faith? No, He may not answer our prayers immediately, but maybe the greatest blessing that will come from that prayer is what we learn about ourselves and our faith as we wait. Do you expect great things from at GREAT God? If not, why?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!