Normally I have my most brilliant revelations in the tub or when I’m lying in bed, in the dark, half asleep. Usually I can only hope to remember these thoughts at a better time, being that neither the tub nor bed are conducive for jotting down said epiphanies. Unfortunately many of them get lost down the drain or in my dreams. But Wednesday morning was the exception—I was armed with my phone.
It was 2:00 a.m. and though I was definitely half asleep, I was not in the tub or in my bed.
My expectant daughter-in law was a few doors down, expecting new life.
And in my half-awake, half-asleep stupor, the word expecting gave me pause.
Maybe there’s a lesson to learn here…from my daughter-in-law… at 2:00 in the morning.
You see, months earlier a prayer was prayed.
A plan was laid.
A seed was planted and fresh DNA mapped out…
There was never a doubt.
My daughter-in-law expected something would happen.
She didn’t know the exact day or hour this “something” would take place.
She never knew the conditions or circumstances that would surround this happening or what it would all look or feel like.
But she still believed this time would come.
Every day she waited with hopeful expectancy for her dream, her prayer, to be brought to fruition.
Taking this into consideration (as I had nothing else to do at 2:00 in the morning), I started thinking, shouldn’t we all pray with the confidence of an expectant mother?
Because when we pray God’s word says He hears us.
Psalm 34:15 says, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive tho their cry.
A plan of action is laid out.
“Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24
To pray with expectancy…
We don’t need to know when our answer will come.
We don’t need to know the circumstances that will surround our answer.
We don’t need to know what it will look like.
We only need to believe,
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump arm twist in the road.