“For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:10–11, NKJV)
God told the people in captivity that he would visit them and perform his good word toward them, giving them both a future and hope. Even though this passage was written to the people of that time in captivity, the principles still apply today.
Every time we experience the fulfillment of a promise God makes to us, we are experiencing his visitation and the performance of his good Word. For example, we live by his Spirit, and by his Spirit he fills us so we can put to death the misdeeds of the body. He performs his Word through us.
We need to have a greater expectation for the working of God in our lives. We need to realize, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9, NKJV)
Failing to realize the truth of this passage limits God work in our lives. We must expect to see God working in ways that far exceed anything we can imagine.
It seems wise to develop this attitude by following these steps:
“But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause—Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.” (Job 5:8–9, NKJV)
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9–10, NKJV)
Seeking God is the first priority in our everyday living.
Second, we want to commit our cause to God. After all, He is the one who does the great, unsearchable, and marvelous things without number. There is no better way to start each day than with this attitude and commitment.
Then maybe, we can say with the Psalmist, “Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” (Psalm 40:5, NKJV)
Today, ask yourself:
Do I expect and anticipate God to do great things in my life? Or do I limit God working in my life because my view of him is too small?