May 20, 2024 – 05/20/2024
  5 – The Grace of God
20 – Expectancy and Redemption

John 5:20 (NKJV): For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.


When Jesus was on Earth, He did and said only what he saw and heard from the Father, and He knew there was more to come when the timing and situation were aligned with the Father.

Think about this bit of history.  In 2005, authorities released news of a newly discovered giant waterfall hidden away less than 15 miles from a National Park headquarters. The 400-foot  cascading wonder had been there all the time and nobody knew it.  Four stories of raging whitewater sounds hard to miss, but that’s what happened in Shasta County, California. I believe it was a prophetic voice for you and I.

You see, something so magnificent waiting to be discovered could only be seen from above. It was found through satellite images. Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees and sometimes you can’t see the 400-foot waterfall because it is off the trail everybody has traditionally walked on. This waterfall was there all the time but it wasn’t on the map.

Are you waiting on an answer to your prayer?  Keep expecting God to answer in His perfect goodness and in His perfect timing.

In the meantime, spend time asking Him what He was to say to you about this request.  His word is true, and He may have more for you than you even understand right now.   He tells us,  “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3  He may want to show you a better path than the one you are on.  One that will lead you to a delight you have never even thought to look for, and one you will miss if you give up. You can wait for His timing with expectancy because He knows everything about you, He loves you, and He wants only good for you.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT)

Declaration: I will stand in faith in the goodness of My Savior and wait on My Father to answer my prayer with expectancy because I know He loves me.  I know with my whole heart that He is faithful and that His timing is perfect!

From My Book: Living Life Forward