Monday, August 3, 2015

What Are You Expecting This Year?

When my children and I go out to run errands or go on a school field trip, there is a level of expectation along with that. I expect my children will behave in the manner I have trained them. I expect the field trip to be informational and educational. I expect to learn something new on a field trip. I expect prices at the grocery store to be labeled correctly. But sometimes, the unexpected happens. A jelly jar is dropped and shatters across the aisle. It rains before our outdoor field trip. The elephant show that your kids wanted to see is cancelled because the sound system isn't working.

Our lives often look like that, don't they? With God, we can expect so much more. We can expect His favor on our lives. We can expect to see answers to prayers. We can expect Him to show up through visitations, manifestations and demonstrations. The Word says that "some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." (Psalms 20:7, NKJV). We can't put our expectations in people or things or situations or paychecks or the government or anything...except God! 

The Scriptures tell us that "this is the confidence we have in Him, that whatever we ask, according to His will, He hears us" (1 John 5:14, NKJV), and "...whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them" Mark 11:24, NKJV). We can expect to experience God's favor:

Where are your expectations this year? Have you asked the Lord to reveal His plans for you this year? It's not too late to seek Him! Start today!!


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