I have a question.
If we, believers in Christ, have been raised with Him by the same death defeating and sin defying supernatural power of an incomprehensible, uncontainable, and infinite God… why do we not live and pray and wait with the expectation that one supernatural act will provoke another?
If we are no longer of this world, but merely in it, should we not anticipate more supernatural movements and moments of God?
Perhaps you do. But I realized this week that I do not.
I preach a lot bigger than I pray. And I pray a lot bigger than what I believe I’ll actually see. Which brings my faith average out to be a whopping zero. Zilch.
Because faith is believing in what we do not see, but hope for, according to Hebrews. This means that I am, more often than not, only fifty percent of the way there because while I pray, I’m often scared to hope.
What’s more sobering is this statement by Richard Sibbes.
It is atheism to pray and not wait in hope.
God, may we pray with deep, unwavering hope and expectation. Recall to our minds Your faithfulness that we may wait on You to move supernaturally in and through us again.