Tuesday, May 15, 2012

THE POWER OF EXPECTATION Wednesday 16 May


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24

Read: Acts 3:2-8

Whenever hopelessness is brought to the God of hope, it has no choice but to change form. Do you know that your dry bones shall live again? That ground that has refused to produce will surely produce. Has your womb been without a baby for so long? It is because it is selective of the child it wants to carry. After Sarah’s 25 years of barrenness, the same womb that refused to conceive seed, conceived a covenant child – Isaac. Are you physically barren? Shortly, you shall carry your baby. Have you been barren for so long? Your Isaac is on the way. Has your business been unable to attract contracts or to give you profit? The Lord will make you fruitful. That dry business will begin to give you good yields from today. Expectation can produce miracles. Expectation can remove barrenness as in the case of Abraham and Sarah. If your expectation or hope has dwindled, grow it by feeding regularly on God’s Word, testimonies of others, and recalling God’s past interventions in your life. This is very crucial because if you are not expectant, the fruit may never come.

Expectation can destroy stagnancy as can be seen in the lame man at the Beautiful gate. Being lame in feet, his life followed an unpleasant routine. Every morning he was dropped at that spot where he begged from adults and children, friends and foes. In the evening he was carried home. Nothing changed. He was at one bus stop of life. In fact, the bus stop has turned into his final destination. He was getting used to his negative state. But when he encountered Peter and John, they asked him to look at them. As he did, he became expectant to receive something. He most probably expected alms but he got more than he bargained for through expectation. Are you on the same spot? Has a bus stop in life turned to your final destination? Look on the Lord Jesus Christ today and expect His touch. As you do, He will turn around your situation and rewrite your history for good.

KEY POINT:
Expectation is a fire starter. It propels action from God. Never go into His presence without it.
 
Bible in one year: Proverbs 15:18