Power your day with positive expectation – it goes to a higher level when it’s energized by faith.
Sometimes the popular use of English words robs biblical words of their meaning and potential. I think one of those words is wait.
Biblical waiting is not waiting in line. It is not tolerating time spent in the waiting room before seeing a doctor, or huddling through the night with friends to get that must-have ticket.
Qavah (Hebrew) means to wait with hope, to look for, to expect. It carries the idea of leaning forward, neck outstretched, anticipating something good.
Good things come to those who wait … those who wait on the Lord who is over everything.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him (Lam. 3.25 NKJV). Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40.31 NKJV).
Takeaway For Your Day
This is a heart issue with God. The just shall live – stay continuously alive, flourish, enjoy life, recover health, live in divine happiness (Hebrew) – by his faith (Hab. 2.4 NKJV).
The stance of our inner man is this – we rise from a place of doubt and unbelief and stand up in faith. We are leaning forward into our day (our week, our month) with faith-filled expectation. Our neck is outstretched, anticipating the goodness of the Lord.
- A good day begins during the evening prior. Write your key objectives for the next day. Reflect and pray over the day to come.
- In the morning invest at least the first 20 to 30 minutes in Scripture (reading, meditation) and prayer and worship. First things first. What we do at the top of the day sets the tone for the entire day.
- Stay away from the news, social media, email and the internet first thing in the morning. Focus on things that are above.
- Intentionally visualize your day with faith-filled expectation. Lean forward anticipating the goodness of the Lord.
- Connect with God in prayer and possibly Scripture throughout the day as you are able. It does not have to be long. Pray without ceasing.
- Briefly evaluate your day sometime in the evening. What was good? Where can there be improvement?
- Regular journaling is a fruitful discipline. Our thinking is the clearest as we write our thoughts.
Lock out fear, circumstances, and unbelief. Get ready to have your life-strength renewed by the Creator!
Good things come to those who lean forward with expectation …
Q4U: Are you leaning forward into your day/week/month anticipating the goodness of heaven to emerge in the earth?