Can You Wait in Expectation?
by Janis Cox
Oh how I love to have a conversation with God. My best times are in the early morning before I get out of bed; while I study, pray and meditate; or alone while driving my car; while writing prayers in my journal; or going on a walk by myself.
There is something wonderful about chatting with God. My dreams and my frustrations are laid before Him. I feel a peace descend on me as I talk to Jesus. I picture Him listening to me.
I also realize that it can be a one-sided conversation if I don’t learn to:
BE QUIET and BE STILL
So I stop talking and make myself listen.
My first attempt to listen to God lasted only a few minutes. Gradually over time my presence with God has increased.
What has been your experience in listening to God? Are you giving yourself a time of quiet? Are you letting God have a chance to talk to you?
In the morning, O LORD, your hear my voice;
In the morning I lay my requests before You
and wait in expectation (Psalm 5:3, NIV).
Are you remembering the second part of this Scripture?
Are you waiting in expectation?
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.
Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild and Inscribe Writers Fellowship.