Webester defines it as: : a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen : the act of preparing for something
After being in conversations with various church leaders (worship leaders, student pastors, pastors and other staff and church leaders), I really took thought to this word and the actions that are attached to anticipation.
For the sake of not rehashing our conversations, I propose a question. What if we lived in each day, in every moment, at each event, with an anticipation for the Spirit of God to move in lives. For sin to be confessed, marriages and families healed, and lives changed.
What are you anticipating God to do in, through, and around you today? When you stop for gas on the way to work? When you see your neighbor in the street? When you sit down at the lunch table? When you come to a church worship service? When you sit down in solitaire with your bible?
Are you anticipating God to move? Do you have excitement in what you are seeing and what you know He can do? Do you have the feeling that He is going to move? Are you preparing your heart to see Him move? Are you looking for Him?
I believe that when WE start to anticipate God to move...we won't be disappointed.