I have great expectations for 2016! I want you to have great expectations for 2016 as well. I expect this year to be the biggest year of manifestation we have ever experienced. Things will look bad in the world, but we will continue to increase.
There is a law at work concerning our expectations. Whatever we focus on is what we attract in our life.
*Your expectation will determine what shows up in your life.
Mark 11:24 NLT "I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours.”
*If you do not expect anything, you won’t ask for anything in prayer, therefore, you won’t receive anything.
Matthew 21:22 NIV "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
*God has great expectations for each of us.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
*But those expectations will only be realized with our cooperation.
Ephesians 3:20 "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,"
2 Corinthians 9:8 "And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
*God wants to give you the desires of your heart. But, you have to have faith to believe you will receive them.
Psalms 37:4 ISV "Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
1 John 5:14-15 NASB "This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
*If you have an expectation that you want to see come to pass in your life, you will continue to do what is necessary to see it come to pass."
Matthew 7:7-8 NASB "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
*An expectation places a demand on you to do something in line with what you are believing for.
James 2:17 NIV "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
*Your expectations will either be realized through faith or your expectations will be stopped by fear.
Proverbs 10:24 "What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted."
*Do not allow your expectations to be fear based.
Job 3:25 NIV "What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me."
*We cannot walk around in condemnation and expectation at the same time.
1 John 3:21-22 NASB "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight."
*We cannot have wrong motives concerning our expectations.
James 4:3 NIV "When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."
*If you have someone you can trust and agree with regarding your expectations, then you can experience the power of agreement.
Matthew 18:19 NIV "Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven."