For the last few days I’ve been trying to write my “sermon” for Sunday. I already got the topic, I already got the scripture and I’ve visualized so many times myself doing it (even before I accepted my calling) and yet today, right at this moment I am not even concerned. Oh, I’m nervous yet I’m not concerned. It doesn’t matter how many times I stand to speak, I am always nervous, that’s just me but I’m not concerned but that’s simply because I’m expecting God to show out. Yep! I am expecting God to show out on Sunday because I got a spirit of expectation. I’m even expecting the Holy Spirit to show out in me as I finish the words God will have me to say. Even if He changes them between now and them (as He might) I am still expecting Him to show out in me. Baby, I’ve found that when you expect God to show out, He does. When you expect the Holy Spirit to intercede on your behalf, it does and oh my God!!
Isn’t it strange how we can expect folk to show up, expect folk to love us, expect folk to provide for us, expect folk to care for us, expect folk to do what they say yet we don’t expect to be blessed. Here I am going back to Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” because I expect to be blessed because God said He’d give me hope and a future. I expect to be prosperous because God told me to expect it. I expect to be healed because the bible tells me in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” No one has to tell me anymore about the power of prayer because I know for myself that if you pray it’ll change things. I wake up in expectation from the Lord, waiting to see what He has for me each day. I’m like a child on Christmas each day I get up, excited to see what I can expect from God for Psalm 62:5 says, “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” Who are you getting your expectations from? Not all expectations are good ones!