“One day at three o’clock in the afternoon, Peter and John were on their way into the Temple for prayer meeting. At the same time there was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set down at the Temple gate, the one named Beautiful, to beg from those going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the Temple, he asked for a handout. Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said, “Look here.” He looked up, expecting to get something from them.”
“Peter said, “I don’t have a nickel to my name, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!” He grabbed him by the right hand and pulled him up. In an instant his feet and ankles became firm. He jumped to his feet and walked.” [Acts 3:1-7]
I want to talk about expectation. I love this passage in Acts. Here is a lame man who has been crippled from birth begging for a handout in front of the temple. Peter and John walk by and the lame man looks up, expecting something from them. Right then and there, Peter tells him to get up and sure enough, he not only gets up, he jumps up, and begins walking for this first time in his entire life.
Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. It’s ultimately rooted in hope. I cannot stress enough how important it is to hope and believe that God is able and willing to do abundantly more than you could ever imagine or comprehend. Expectation triggers the blessings of God.
Yesterday I talked about making big decisions, but today I want to highlight that we are going to step into the next thing that God has for us because we are expecting Him to do only what he can do. Expectation requires faith. Let’s expect from a great God who can do only what He can do!
What would take me a lifetime of striving and achieving, God can do and change in a matter of seconds! Let’s expect for doors to open! Let’s expect for relationships to be mended! Let’s expect for lives to be healed and transformed by the power of Jesus! Let’s expect for divine connections and miracles! I don’t know about you but I’m expecting for all that God has for my life — not a single thing missing! Are you with me?