Here was the thought that came to me today as I read this familiar story. I have every reason to believe that Elijah had great confidence that God would show up. Who does something crazy like challenge the enemy when you're out numbered 450 to 1 without a great deal of confidence. He knew his God would answer by fire, there's no doubt about it. But I have to believe that as Elijah saw his God come, he stood with his mouth wide open in awe. I'm certain that in that moment God had exceeded Elijah's expectation!
My prayer is that as you move in faith and operate in confidence in your God...my prayer is that he blows your mind. My prayer is that he exceeds your expectations and leaves your jaw pinned to the ground because He's an awesome God!