expectant faith

expectant faith

Paranormal
A popular term for the hopeful confidence that a person has in a shamanic or faith healer, which is a function of the healer’s reputation, the atmosphere created during the healing process and the relevant healing paraphernalia.
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Later, as the chilly air permeated the stillness of the night, hundreds of people participated in the walk of faith with candles lit and prayers murmured in expectant faith.
MEDITATION: Do you approach the Lord Jesus with expectant faith or with skeptical doubt?
Even in complaint and overwhelming bodily thirst, their demands reveal an expectant faith. That cranky faith is rewarded with an abundance of water that rushes unexpectedly from the rock.
Rather than being signs of weakness or distrust, being thirsty and expecting refreshment are powerful signs of expectant faith. Salvation is offered in the death and resurrection of Christ not because of our worthiness in the eyes of God, but because of our belovedness.