OK, Wade In The Word readers, have you ever had one of those thought provoking moments where you are asking yourself a question but you don’t even know why the question entered your mind in the first place? That’s how the Holy Spirit often works and if you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you, you’ll discover revelation into the word of God. One morning I was in the shower and I began thinking, Why do we ask God for so much but expect Him to do so little?
Now if you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you’ve gathered by now that there is not much that I don’t run by my wife Amy concerning the word of God. So I asked her, had she ever found herself asking God for something but not really expecting to receive it. If you know Amy, you know she’s not a morning person so she just loves when I hit her up with these questions first thing in the morning. She often responds with things like, Can I at least just brush my teeth first? But as we dialoged about it, she shared something that made a lot of sense. She said I think that we ask God for so much and expect so little because we ultimately believe we are the ones that have to make things happen. It can be really hard to put as much, or even more faith, in God as we do in ourselves and others.
Later that day, Amy and I attended the ten year anniversary party of some dear friends. They decided to celebrate the occasion by having a vow-renewal ceremony and reception. The renewal was such a great reminder of the promises we made to God and our spouse on our wedding day. Probably not a bad idea for those of us who are married to do and do often. Well as we headed inside to the reception, a women behind me was talking to her son and when I heard scriptures mentioned my ears perked up. I couldn’t help but turn and join in the conversation to say that the portion of scripture she was talking about was a perfect fit for a blog post I was working on … Why do we ask God for so much and expect so little? The portion of scripture came from the second book of Kings.