Kendal will catch the most fish. No matter what the season, the weather, or the location – Kendal catches fish. Even if the fish are not biting, Kendal catches fish. He tells me he expects to catch fish. I do not. I expect to hear, “You should have been here yesterday! Our arms got tired reeling in so many fish!”
There is something to our expectations and results. The medical field has studies that show patients that expect to get well recover and heal faster than those that do not expect to get well. Athletes that expect to sink a putt, swish a three-pointer or make a base hit outperform those who do not have those expectations.
Jesus made a life lesson for His disciples when he cursed a fig tree and it died.
20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked.
21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
This weekend, I believe that I am going to catch a number of fish and one of them is going to be a lunker. More importantly, I am going to believe and ask for bigger things from God this year.
How about you?
Is this a blab and grab or health and wealth theology?
Are we missing something God has for us by not believing for more?