sunriseWhat is your favorite part of the day? Are you a morning person? Do you jump up quickly when you hear the beeping of your alarm clock? Or are you more a middle of the day person. You like being in the midst of the grind with people around you and the buzz of the day? Could it be the evening? Coming home and propping your feet up at the end of a long day?

Me? I prefer mornings. I love sunrises, because they are a promise of new light, new life, and new beginnings. I like the quiet of a new day that has been untouched by noises or problems.

Each morning is like looking at a blank canvas just waiting to see what the Lord paints.

In Psalm 5:3 the psalmist puts it this way,

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”

Many people pray to God in the morning. Some pour out their hearts and tell Him their worries and concerns, but then they walk away trying to solve their own problems. What would happen if we took God at His word? What if we prayed to Him in the morning, not only laying our requests before Him, but leaving them there without another worry, trusting He would take care of them. What if we truly expected Him to do something?

Wouldn’t we live life differently if we had faith He would step into our situations?

Abraham lived a life of expectation. He expected a son. He expected to become a nation, because it was promised to him [Hebrews 11:8-12]. Noah lived a life of expectation. He quit everything he was doing and devoted his time, resources and energy, his very life, to building an ark, because God told him to do so [Hebrews 11; 7]. There are others you can read about in Hebrews 11, the chapter of faith. They all had extreme faith in God. They expected Him to act, to make good on His promises.

What about you? What would be written about you if Hebrews 11 was unfinished just waiting to add your name to the list.

By faith, Susan…………..

By faith, (put your name here)……….

What are you expecting and believing God to do in your life today?

He didn’t just do that in Bible times. God didn’t stop listening to the cries of His children’s hearts. He didn’t stop doing miracles. In fact, Hebrews 13:8 reminds us,

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

So wake up! Cry out! Believe! Have faith! And if you don’t have enough faith to hang on, then ask the Giver of faith for a little more [Mark 9:24].