Joyous Prospects

Find new excitement

Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.

Is there anything more delightful than the sparkle of anticipation in the eyes of a small child?  Think back. You had those feelings of excitement at one time…on hearing the far-off melody of the ice cream truck on a hot summer day, on smelling the cookies baking in the oven, on seeing city streets aglow with the lights of Christmas. What stirs up anticipation in your life today?  The time when the coronavirus will be gone; the time when Congress will work together for the benefit of all Americans; the hour when you will see a relative who’s been away a long time? What if you were preparing to meet the King?

How do you approach your quiet times? “Well, it’s that time of the morning, so I’ll pour myself a cup of coffee and read my Bible for a little bit, then maybe I’ll pray a minute, but then I’ve got things to do?”  Have you lost your awareness that you are about to spend time with the words given to you from the Creator of the Universe? Maybe it has slipped your mind that, as you pray, you are present in the very throne room of God who says to you, “Come, my child. Stay a while with me.”  Is time with Him more of a priority than running those errands or mopping the kitchen floor? A.W. Tozer said, “Spending time with God puts everything else in perspective.” So get excited!

Pray With Us

Most Holy God and my Father, forgive me for taking for granted my relationship with You. Forgive me for trying to do things for You within my own power, when I know full well that my power source is with You. It is from You that I gain my strength, and apart from You I can do nothing.  Help me still the noises around me and to place my focus on You.  Let me meditate on Your promises all day long. I long for the return of Your Son, Jesus. Help me by Your Holy Spirit to have that same longing for the time I spend with You each day. I thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  • Pray and thank the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness to you.
  • Pray for God to reveal Himself more clearly to you so that you can see and hear Him more.
  • Pray for God to help realign your priorities back on Him.
  • Ask for the Holy Spirit to give you the power and strength you need to accomplish all that He has asked of you
  • Pray as you give your actions to the Lord, as it says in Proverbs 16:3.
  • Thank the Father that you can know that, in due time and according to His plan, Jesus will return for His children.
  • Ask God to reveal something new to you from His Word today; then get excited about it and rejoice!
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