I realize that sometimes I’m guilty of not realizing the solutions and opportunities that God puts in front of me when I pray about certain things. Over the past six months I’ve realized I needed to pray with more of an expectancy that God WILL answer me (and anyone) with His will and plan for me versus praying with expectations that God will do “x,y, and z” all under my circumstances. I think it’s difficult for us to pray words of praise when God closes certain doors for us, whether it’s a job opportunity, a failed relationship, or other circumstance. Learning to be thankful for closed doors so that we have open arms and hands for the opportunities God does have for us has been a challenge that I am starting to overcome. Continuing to have faith and hope in the unseen is so important to having a faith that gives breadth and life to the miracles that God can give us.
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. – James 1:6
Our very own Tuscaloosa campus pastor for Church of the Highlands shared a message with our church this past Sunday on having Faith that Honors God. If you have any time to watch, please do. I promise it will feed your spirit!