Do you live your life with an attitude of expectancy?
Do you come to church ready to receive what God has in store for you?
If not, you might want to think about why you’re coming. We should always come expecting something to happen. When we gather as a group of believers with Jesus living inside us, He comes to us. Jesus doesn’t show up to church just because He likes the songs we’re singing. He comes with us.
That level of expectancy comes from faith. Think about faith. In its most basic definition, faith is acting on something you believe in. It’s not just for Christians, either.
- We believe our keys will make our vehicles work. However, if you go to your car with your keys, sit on your hood, and tell your neighbors that you believe your keys will make your car move, you’re not going to get very far.
- We believe that lowering the number on the thermostat will help combat the sweltering heat. Standing in front of it, saying that you believe lowering the temperature to 72 will help cool you down won’t help much if you don’t take any action.
We use faith all the time in the natural world when we put the keys in the ignition and lower the temperature on the thermostat. When it comes to God and the spiritual things, though, we have a more difficult time showing that faith.
Romans 1:16-17 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’”
If you’ve received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you’ve been justified. Romans 5 will tell you more about what it means to be justified. To boil it down, though, once Jesus has saved you, you become a part of the just and you are called to live by faith. That means we do more than just believe. We live expectantly and take action on each word God has given us.
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