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John 6:35

Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

 

Managing your expectations by faith - Expectation is the conduit through which faith flows and finds expression

Article Index
Managing your expectations by faith
The expectation of the lame man
Expectation turn sour the story of Elimelech and Naomi
Be careful with your expectations
The Expectations of the righteous shall not be cut off
Expectation will activate your breakthrough
Expectation creates the atmosphere for faith to work
Expectation has the power to preserve and prolong life
Expectation is the conduit through which faith flows and finds expression
Expectation driven by faith will cause you to do the unexpected
Conclusion
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Expectation is the conduit through which faith flows and finds expression

But someone will say, You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without your[d]works, and I will show you my faith by my works. - James 2:18.

The evidence that as believers we are truly walking in faith can only be measured and seen by the manner of expectations which it is able to generate in us on a daily basis. It is hard to say that we have faith when such faith does not evoke any manner of expectation. It is no point saying we believe in the God who can do anything when such faith does not fill us with expectation even in the face of daunting and what might appear to be an uphill task. What I am trying to say is this, just as Apostle James  declared that faith without works is dead, the crux of the matter is this, it is through expectation that what we profess by faith begins to take any form of shape and proceed to manifest itself. It no use saying we believe in something when our expectations does not measure up to that profession.

Many believers believe that God is all able; hey many would not even hesitate to declare that our God can do anything and everything, it is easy for many to make these declarations by words of mouth alone, but sadly the same would struggle to muster enough expectation which is able to match or even surpass what they are confessing. It is easy to talk about a healing God, but when it comes to mustering enough of that faith to produce the expectation which comes from the position of assurance which that faith ought to give, the same people would find an excuse or some doctrine to explain away why they could not muster any form of expectation that matches what they profess.

When Jesus got to the grave of Lazarus, she told Martha that Lazarus her brother who had died and had been buried 4 days earlier would rise again. Yes , yes Martha shouted back (John 13), but when asked to roll the stone of the grave away , she demurred saying;

Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.- John 13:39.

While many of us listen to the stories of how Jesus was able to heal all manner of diseases as well as how he was able to raise the dead as and the many other miracles upon which our faith is premised, the truth remains when whatever we believe about these miracles is placed side by side with the level of expectation which such faith has managed to produce in us, we all would be terribly disappointed to discover that there is a mismatch. The disappointment would be because our expectations somewhat appears to have fallen short of the faith we profess. I want you to know that such an imbalance does not augur well for a walk of effective faith in which the recipients expects to be fruitful.

 



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Psalm 1:1-2
“[BOOK I Psalms 1?41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.”

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