Expect Great Things

“— keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this we are never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary- we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives by the Holy Spirit” -Romans 5:4 MSG.

There is a phrase that I often hear and I’ve used it myself. It is almost one of the most depressing and sad statements that can come out of our mouths. It usually follows the question from someone else that goes like this: “How are you and what is happening in your life?” The sad and frustrating reply we often hear is: “Same old, same old,” or, “nothing new really,” or, “not a lot.” We have all been guilty, but what it really signals is that we are stuck in the status quo. As one man has put it, come weal or woe my status will remain quo.

The above verse is a promise of just the opposite. It really implies that regardless of what life was yesterday, we can live in a sense of expectation of what God wants to pour into our lives. He desires that we pray that He will give us expectation of great things He wants to do. How about waking up and saying, “I can expect great things to happen today,” and, in fact, to tell the Father that you are an expectant child. Have you ever watched children who had positive expectations about Christmas, or going to Disney World, or just going on a weekend camping trip? Imagine the  smiles on their faces, the energy they exude, the excitement that leaps out of them. That is exactly what God wants us to feel, because every day He has so much to pour into our lives that there are not enough containers to hold it. Expect great things from God!

Blessings, Pastor Joe