Jesus Shakes Up Expectations – Janet Eriksson

A prayer inspired by the woman at the well.

Lord Jesus, even though You meet me right where I am, You don’t bind Yourself up by my ways of doing things. Instead, You show me new ways to live. The best way. Your way.

Thank You for shaking up my expectations. The things You teach me, what You do in my life doesn’t always make sense to me. But Your ways are higher than mine. I want to trust You.

Winter view from Preachers Rock, North Georgia
Photo by Janet Eriksson, Adventures with God

Lord, I am grateful that You nudge me out of my comfort zone. I really am, God. I know I complain. I keep saying, “I don’t understand.” But I know everything You do in my life is for the best. I want Your best for me.

So, keep shaking up my expectations! Don’t let me settle for “good” when You offer so much better. Don’t leave me stuck in my old, breadcrumb style of living, with outdated thoughts and muted hopes. Keep nudging me to explore and expect new daily adventures with You. I want Your very best!

I pray in Your name, Jesus. Amen

Copyright © 2019, 2021 by Janet Eriksson

From Prayers at the Well: A Month of Prayers Inspired by John 4:1-42 (Janet Eriksson, author)


Janet Eriksson is an intercessor, writer, and teacher in Dahlonega, Georgia. She loves conversation with friends, front porch swings, sweet tea, and spending time on lakes and rivers. The author of nine books and editor of many more, Janet blogs and teaches at She enjoys volunteering with Transformations. Janet received her M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Winter head shot - Janet Eriksson - Christian writer
Photo by Betsy L.

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