When we plant flowers we do this automatically without hesitation. We wait expectantly. We know they will bloom in time as long as we nurture them. We do this so easily because we've seen it done before.
As I was creating this piece for Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search I painted first and then got stuck on what words I should add. Part of the assignment was to add at least one word. There are so many that just seemed over done.. Bloom, Imagine, Dream, etc. Honestly, I do love all of those words but they don't stop and make you think.
So I went to the ultimate creator, GOD, and asked him to reveal what he wanted me to know in this moment. I flipped through one of my favorite books "The Circle Maker" and wow did God use that book once again. I want to just touch on a few of the parts of the book that I highlighted.
Praying is more than words " It means acting on your prayers because you expect an answer"- Hello! Why do we sometimes not expect an answer. Again, we always expect flowers to bloom, why don't we always expect the GOD of this universe to hear us and answer us. We sometimes take a mindset that we aren't important enough for his to care about our dreams but that is sooooo wrong. He put those dreams in us. He WANTS to use us. We just have to believe he is who he says he is and he can make our big dreams a reality plus some.
" We want to reap the second after we sow, but this isn't the way it works with dreaming big and praying hard. We need the patience of the planter. We need the foresight"
"We want our prayers answered immediately, if not sooner. But the key to dreaming big and praying hard is thinking long"...... Can I get an AMEN!
And then this...
"Then David declares, ( in Pslam 5:3) ' I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly'. Most of us just wait; David waited expectantly. There is a big difference.
Our biggest shortcoming is low expectations. We underestimate how good and how great God is by 15.5 billion light years. "
When you wait on GOD expectantly your whole mindset shifts.
Psalm 5:3 "In the morning , LORD, you hear my voice, in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. "
What are you asking God for? He doesn't always say, yes, but he does always hear us and answer us. Are you expecting to hear from him?