Friday, May 18, 2012

What Do You Expect?

"Now we live with great expectation...." 1 Peter 1:3b (NLT)

Do you live with great expectation?

When you hand God your loaves and fishes do you really believe that He will feed thousands?

It's a funny thing...well, not actually funny, perhaps interesting might be a better word...or oddly God-ly.

This morning as I spent some time in prayer, I held my hands out (literally) and offered God my "loaves and fish". I actually used those words.

Later today, a friend posted this quote by Horace Bushnell on her Facebook wall. "Trust God for great things; with your five loaves and two fishes, He will show you a way to feed thousands."

That caused me to consider my expectations of what God might do with my offering. Could it really be "great"?

Later I read a fabulous blog post by Chance Scoggins that further challenged me to be brave...to yield even my imperfections...to "fly without a net" and to expect great things when I take a step of faith.

So what about you? What are you offering Him? Do you have great expectations of what He will do with your gift?

Consider these verses:
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)

"Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days-You would not believe if you were told." Habakkuk 1:5 (NASB)

Let's expect great things together!

3 comments:

Gloria Minor said...

I know I'm expecting great things. I just love how God works! Love you.

Susan Stilwell said...

Love this, Kristi. He takes our nothing much and makes it abundant and extraordinary.

Love you!!

Kristi Butler said...

Absolutely!!
Love you, Susan!