This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Romans 12:12 (ESV)

Transcription:

Today I want you to anticipate the fulfillment of God’s promises.

Recently we’ve been talking about dealing with loss on multiple levels and how so much loss and uncertainty about what lies ahead can make you feel like God has taken you to the brink. Anticipating God will fulfill His promises is the perfect mindset to keep during challenging times.

When we turn to the book of Acts, we see that that’s exactly the mindset that Paul and Silas maintained after being arrested. They were stripped naked, beaten, put in chains, and imprisoned. 

However, around midnight, the strangest thing happened. Both Paul and Silas began to sing and pray. Think about that for a moment. It makes perfect sense at midnight to cry out to God or even to complain to Him. Yet despite all they had been through, they chose to sing and worship and praise Him.

We usually think of singing and rejoicing in response to God’s blessings. However, singing is not always in response to God’s actions, but rather in anticipation of them.

Paul and Silas’ singing was truly a supernatural response. They were able to shift the focus from their pain to their hope. They sang in anticipation of God’s promises to be fulfilled.

As you think about your own promises and prayers being fulfilled, remember these words: “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (ESV)

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So today, anticipate.