Sunday 19 Nov 2017
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
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 driven by faith will cause you to do the unexpected

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
All Pages

Expectation driven by faith will cause you to do the unexpected

Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. - Mark 2:1-4

If expectation is the conduit through which faith finds expression, then you need to see how faith reacts in the face of hindrance and opposition. Faith is defined in terms of substance and evidence of things hoped for (Hebrews 11), in order words we infer some elements of assurance from the message which this definition conveys to us. How does this blessed assurance express itself then? Well we said earlier on that expectation is the conduit through which faith begins to express itself. Good, but how does faith react to obstacles and impediments it finds on it’s path? We need to study closely how the expectation that is released by faith confronts these problems; we would be truly amazed by what we would see.

The power of expectation that is driven by the faith so described in Hebrews 11, will refuse to back down, it will refuse to melt in the face of these barriers and impediments, rather such an expectation would drive the one walking in this manner of faith to do the extra ordinary. When it was said that our Lord was amazed by the display of faith shown by the people mentioned in the scripture, was it not by what their expectations prompted them to say and do which elicited such response from our Lord? Let us look at some of these examples from the scripture.

Expectation drove Zachaeus to climb onto the top of a tree in order to get the attention of the Messiah (Luke 19:1-5). The friends of the paralytic man on seeing that they could not get into the room where Jesus was staying because of the crowd, they devised a plan whereby they opened the roof of the room in order to lower their friend down right into the middle of the room at the feet of Jesus (Mark 2:1-5). There was the story of the blind man who on hearing that Jesus was passing by refused to be silenced but shouted even at the top of his voice until he got the attention of the Messiah (Luke 18:35-42).

The woman with the issue of blood put aside all the protocols stood in her way and the Messiah, she purposed in heart that all she needed to do in order to receive her healing was to touch the hem of his garment, her expectations drove her to wade through the crowd until she did so, she got hear healing (Mathew 19:20-22).

The message here is simple, when our expectations matches the level of our faith, the result of such an expectation is amazing in the face of opposition. When we see the power of expectation that is driven by faith manifest itself we would no longer be surprised at what faith can produce and why it produced the spectacular results we read in the scriptures.

 



Home Expositions Faith Talk Managing your expectations by faith - Expectation driven by faith will cause you to do the unexpected
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.”

Brought to you by BibleGateway.com.