Could the default setting in the life of a Christian be one of expecting the Lord to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20), or is it simply living in the doldrums, in the muck and mire of a lukewarm, ordinary, less-than-average life? What do you think?
And regardless of what you think, how do you live your life in Christ? Do you live your life spiritually powerless? Or, like the words of William Carey, do you "expect great things from God, attempt great things for God?"
The answer to this vital question is found in the reaction of Martha and Mary when Jesus came to the tomb of Lazarus. Remember? Their words may reflect your words and point to the cause of the impotence in the church today.