Day 7 – A Life-changing Encounter Responding In Expectation
Meanwhile, Hezekiah had said to Isaiah, “What sign will the Lord give to prove that he will heal me and that I will go to the Temple of the Lord three days from now?” Isaiah replied, “This is the sign from the Lord to prove that he will do as he promised. Would you like the shadow on the sundial to go forward ten steps or backward ten steps?” “The shadow always moves forward,” Hezekiah replied, “so that would be easy. Make it go ten steps backward instead.” So Isaiah the prophet asked the Lord to do this, and he caused the shadow to move ten steps backward on the sundial of Ahaz! 2 Kings 20:8-10
Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed. Proverbs 23:17-18
1. Take some time to thank God that He desires to encounter us and perform miracles for us.
2. Ask Him for the discipline and faith to seek Him expectantly in prayer.
3. Declare that God will meet your expectations as you set aside time to fast and pray over these 21 days.
Dear Lord, thank You for the promise of Your presence. Help me to desire You, but more than that, give me the strength to pursue and remain in Your presence. May my life never be the same in these 21 days, as I allow You to speak to my heart with a new openness. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.