Breakfast Club Sandwich

Waiting in Expectation & The Breakfast Club

Habakkuk 2:1 (nirv)

I will go to the lookout tower. I’ll station myself on the city wall. I’ll wait to see how the Lord will reply to me. Then I’ll try to figure out how his reply answers what I’ve complained about.

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Do you believe that God hears your prayers? That He’ll answer when you call for Him? If so, then you’re certainly on the right track. But prayer isn’t just about speaking, it’s also about listening.

Just like in our human relationships, it’s often easier to speak to God than to listen for Him. But also like human relationships, if one person is doing all the talking, they’re really missing out on getting to know the other.

Our communication with God is predicated on a few important things; bringing all of our concerns to Him, listening and looking for His response, and accepting that God’s perspective is different, and better than ours.

God wants us to come to him with everything, but we can’t expect to get the full benefit of prayer if we don’t wait around for His response. Sometimes, we just want to vent; and it’s okay to bring that to God – but He’s not just our therapist, He’s our Teacher and Father. Habakkuk said he was going to “go up to the lookout tower”, and that he’d “station himself on the city wall”. These words all show us that he’s getting ready to see God’s response. He’s waiting in expectation.

Habakkuk goes on to say, “I’ll try to figure out how his reply answers what I’ve complained about”. He was expecting God to simply just agree with his prayer and oblige. Knowing God’s power and character means understanding that He’ll often disagree with our human perspective. That’s not something to dread; it’s something to be thankful for. He’s God, and you’re not. I’m not. If you and I were able to make wishes and have God simply grant them, He wouldn’t be all that He says He is (righteous, fair, gracious). As Lysa Terkeurst puts it in her book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, “God loves me too much to answer my prayers at any other time than the right time and in any other way than the right way”.

We build trust through prayer. It teaches us to trust that He hears us, that He’s not just sitting idly by, and that He loves us enough to do what’s right. God will do His part, but unless we do ours by showing up to listen, we’ll never be able to experience the true power of prayer.

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How often do you pray to speak with God versus speaking at Him? What do you think would be different in your prayer life if your only expectations were that God was listening and would respond?

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For something that you want to turn over to God while you wait in expectation for His response.

The Breakfast Club

2 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Piece of Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 piece of bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 strip of bacon/turkey bacon
  • 1 slice of turkey (lunch meat)
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 2 tablespoons smashed avocado
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon to desired crispness
  2. Scramble egg with salt and pepper and cook
  3. Pre-heat broiler and line a baking sheet with foil
  4. Place turkey on top of toast, followed by cheese, bacon, and eggs
  5. Place under the broiler for a few minutes until toast is browned and cheese is melted
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There’s not much to say about this open face breakfast club – it’s got a cute name and it tastes pretty good, too!

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