Do You Expect to Receive?
Scripture: “Truly my soul silently waits for God…For my expectation is from [God].’ Psalm 62:1, 5 (NKJV)
Affirm: ‘Every day I remember my relationship with God, and I expect to receive all the good desires of my heart.’
Dear Prosperity Partners and Friends,
Thanks for running this race of life with an attitude of expectancy. I join you in expecting life’s tide to turn in favor of peace, not war; life, not death; happiness, not unhappiness; sufficiency, not insufficiency; and love, not hate. May you be blessed today and always.
As sure as you live and breathe, dare to keep your faith in God as the Source of your supply. All there is, or ever will be, has its origins in God’s unfailing substance. That substance is molded into shape by your thoughts, words, feelings, actions, and reactions. You must be careful to shape God’s substance resulting in good that blesses you and causes you to live with a sense of expectancy.
Our third lesson in the lesson series, ‘Are You Ready to Receive?’ asks, ‘Do You Expect to Receive?’ According to the Oxford Language Dictionary – On Line Version, to expect is to ‘regard (something) as likely to happen…[to] believe that (someone or something) will arrive soon.’
To live with a sense of expectancy is to live beyond and above the facts of life. Is there any wonder why Jesus admonishes, ‘Judge not by appearances…’? See John 7:24. There is always a higher reality that beckons to you amid appearances. If you dare to expect higher and better, you are more likely to receive it. Would you agree?
The MAJOR POINTS of the lesson are:
1. Your ‘beliefs about God and [your relationship to God] can either lead to a dismal [sense of] existence or to accepting…claiming [and expecting] the best in life.’ Catherine Ponder’s, Open Your Mind to Receive, pg. 55.
‘When [you] realize that [you] live in a universe of unlimited good, [and] that [the Creator and Source] wants [you] to share in that vast good then [you] no longer feel guilty about daring to expect the best in life and [you] hold out for it.’ Catherine Ponder’s, Open Your Mind to Receive, pg. 55. ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.’ Jesus, as quoted in Luke 12:32 (NRSVUE)
2. There is a response to both your positive and negative expectations in life. If a deer expects water and a bird expects to be fed surely you can expect a divine turn around in your life and affairs.
‘If people would expect the best in life instead of expecting tough luck and bad breaks, the tide could turn for them.’ Pg. 63
3. Until you expect better for yourself, how can you expect better for others?
‘Work with yourself and develop your own prosperity consciousness that will free you ‘from being a slave to …material existence, so that [you]…are free to grow spiritually, and to help [others]. Pg. 59
Quote to Ponder:
‘If you don’t expect anything, you won’t get anything…I expect every day to bring me a new blessing. I expect an abundance of every good thing, every day.’ Dr. Johnnie Colemon’s, It Works If You Work It, pg. 59.
God, Like the birds of the air, I expect to be fed. Like the lilies in the field, I expect to be taken care of. Like the deer that longs for water, I expect that my thirst for truth and righteousness is quenched in soul fulfilling ways. I am at peace. Thanks God. Amen.