When did I lose it?
She lies beside me on the bed and kicks her feet. Her brown-green eyes sparkle as I kiss her baby soft cheeks. I raise my hand high above her body and wiggle my fingers. She giggles.
As my hand lowers towards her, she kicks and tenses her body. Then she shrieks with laughter, and I haven’t even touched her. My eight-month-old loves to be tickled. She loves it so much her peels of laughter and excitement can be heard before I even get my tickly fingers on her little body.
A sense of expectancy.
When did I lose it?
I used to get out of bed every morning excited. Excited to see what God was going to do that day. Expecting Him. Just knowing God would do a great thing. My face, my heart, my attitude showed it. And I looked for Him.
When you approach life with a sense of expectancy, it makes the waiting all that much sweeter.
Lately, I’ve gotten in the way. I’m consumed with my daily routine, my list of tasks, my goals so much that I’ve forgotten to wait with expectation. My mind is focused on time and tediousness. What is going on this week? What items on my list are the most urgent? Do I have time to run errands before naptime, bus time, dinner time, bedtime? My day is crammed with to-do.
It should be less about DO and more about WHO.
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3 NIV
God, Please know my heart. I love you so much. Sometimes I just get so caught up in everyday living that I forget to wait in anticipation. I know that You are doing a great thing. I know that You have a grand and exciting plan for my life. Create in me the desire to see You at work. Help me to look for You in all the details. I can’t wait to see what You have planned. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
How adorable is that sweet face! This made me smile and then wonder…have I lost my expectancy also? I think it's waning. Thank you for this "expectancy check-up." Blessings to you!