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Expect from God

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Rom. 10:17)

The best resource you have is God’s current Word to you. I don’t think there is anything more important than hearing His voice and expecting His purposes to be fulfilled in your life. The recipe for growth as a disciple of Jesus is first – reading His Word and second – expecting it to manifest in your life.

Bible Results:

The Bible is guaranteed to produce results (Isa. 55:8-11). But what are they? Spiritual Expectation… FAITH! Biblical Truth comes directly from God and enlarges faith. It shapes the way we see and is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). What it does is produce a supernatural faith in the hearer. It shifts the hearer’s world view and sets new foundations for reality. I urge you – read the Bible for yourself! See for yourself. As a Christian, you have the Holy Spirit indwelling you in order to lead you in the truth. You have the very Author of the Bible right there with you to show you reality from God’s perspective.

Shifting into Expectation:

This is the believing process that offers spiritual transformation. When you and I are given the opportunity to see what God sees and hear as God’s Children, then we feel our natural perceptions shift. Our thoughts and understandings weaken to the overwhelming reality of Truth, “reality from God’s perspective”. Faith comes by hearing the Truth of the Word of God! Faith is a wonderful gift, given at the moment of revelation; and a powerful seed that grows as it is watered. Faith is all about believing what God says about us, not what others say. Faith inspires us to expect God’s love and power.

Expect the Best:

Expect God’s help, wisdom, strength and favor to increase… your future is not hinged to natural limitation when you allow the Word of God to touch your “expector”. You can expect your needs to be met! How can I be so sure… because God is not a liar! Want to learn more? Just pick up your Bible. Like a Divine Library, the Bible contains thousands of promises that are already yours!

Remember that God is faithful! Remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Nothing is impossible with God!

There is no limit to what God can do through His Word in you. Trust Him to provide abundant life (Jn. 10:10)!

Living In The Now

“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the Kingdom of God. Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” (Lk. 18:16-17)

One thing I remember about my children is that they didn’t seem to have a care in the world, they ran and played and jumped into our arms with a wrecklessness that was almost scary at times. It wasn’t until they grew older and were influenced by what others thought of them, that they began to assume a more reserved posture. I noticed in their younger years that they lived in the moment, in the present tense. Little thought was given to what happened yesterday and even less to what they would be doing tomorrow. What really concerned them most was living in the now, they were “child-like” in their world view.

Letting Go of the Past:

I’m not sure if this is all that Christ was trying to say, but I think it might open the door to some interesting thoughts about our faith. You see, we are always trying to determine for ourselves what it means to follow Christ today, without the baggage of yesterday’s pain, frustrations or failures. We are learning to let go of the past in order to have a complete and total dependence on God - for everything. But we must recognize the incredible influence of love.

Love is the Kingdom Atmosphere:

We have found that the key is always love! Our ability to receive His love, acceptance and forgiveness makes the Kingdom our personal refuge. In fact, as we apply Jesus’ words of faith, we understand that our past is behind us, our future is assured in His Kingdom. No worries, means our trust can be in God alone for today’s substance, today’s assignments and today’s reward.

The Adult Mindset:

 Thinking about who we are in terms of who He is, helps us to negotiate those uncharted issues that overwhelm and make life complicated. When life gets complicated, we worry and our first response is to become “adult”. We move into human reasoning rather than faith in God. What we turn away from is the “child-like” faith that maintains the atmosphere of the Kingdom of God.

  • To enter into the wisdom of God, we must surrender our wisdom for His counsel.
  • To enter into the place where His power is at work in our life, we must surrender our agendas.
  • To enter into the realms of His authority, we need to lay down our will and frustration.

Jesus Nails It Down:

Notice, our challenge is exactly as Jesus communicates it, to receive the Kingdom of God as a little child. Children receive love and provision before they receive discipline and character. We must remind ourselves that entering into the place where God reigns supreme in our hearts, begins with our ability to receive love. We see His wisdom, His power and authority as an intrusion when we find love difficult to receive. Faith works by love (Gal. 5:6).

He is Our Father and we are His Children… experiencing love opens the door to the Kingdom of God!