This is a guest post by Michael Perkins, a fellow blogger and friend. I’ve come to appreciate his ability to see the application of scripture in the small things of life. He authors the site “Untitled” – be sure to add his site your RSS reader.
Ethan (my son) will turn six on September 17. He is so excited. For the last two months he has been telling me the things that he would like to get. It ranges from a baseball to the moon. Everyday, he asks me, “Dad, how many more days until my birthday?” Ethan’s excitement is contagious. Ethan’s anticipates and expects big things. If I was a jerk I would tell him to drop it. I would tell him not to expect anything. But I’m not a jerk. I love him. I want him to be excited. I want him to expect. I want him to anticipate big things.
Habakkuk 1:5 says, “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
With the busyness of life it’s easy to get down. It’s easy to become complacent and not expect miraculous things to happen. It’s easy to become distracted. It’s easy to lose hope. I believe that God wants us to expect and anticipate like Ethan has for his birthday. He wants to do the unbelievable. He wants to do the amazing.
Believe. Hope. Trust.
What are you expecting or hoping for?