Sunday, June 13, 2010

Come Expecting to Receive Something...

That was the way our preacher, Pat Bills, started his sermon this morning. "Come expecting to receive something". That one phrase has had me thinking all day. You always think about going places... Church, a friends house, the grocery store, etc. Going to me implies I am in the driver's seat, I am in charge. But to say "come expecting to receive something" has an entirely different meaning.

To go means I make the decision to do it; to come means to be invited. Do we really think about God inviting us everyday? Do we really approach every day with the anticipation of receiving something from God? In our busy and hurried lives, I'm afraid we don't. I know I tend to be so busying doing, I don't think I listen hard enough to God's invitation. How much do we miss, by doing. What blessings would we receive if we would simply come with expectation?

We realize we need to spend more time in prayer, more time in the word, more time in general with God. But when we are so busy doing; and I don't mean doing for God, I just mean doing in general; I'm afraid we are missing His invitation to just come. His invitation to come and be still; His invitation to stop and smell the roses as the saying goes; His invitation to come and be still and know that He is God. How much more blessed would our lives be if we started every day expecting to receive something? The blessings I'm sure would be more than we could ever comprehend.

To "come expecting to receive something" is an intentional action. There are so many things we should be more intentional about, but for now, I'm going to try and start every day by answering God's invitation to "come expecting to receiving something". I can't wait to see where He leads me!


I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
Psalm 81:10