True faith is accompanied by expectation. Expectation is the catalyst & breeding ground for every miracle; faith may get you to a point, but expectation is the driving force that takes you into your miracle (Proverbs 23:18). Expectation creates a conducive atmosphere for faith to work and thrive (Hebrews 11:1).
Our confident expectation (hope) should be from the Lord, our Source and God (Psalm 62:5; Romans 15:13).
We can believe God is a Healer but are we expecting Him to actually do it for us? One of the reasons we are not seeing signs, wonders and miracles in the church is because we are not expecting from the Lord. If you don’t expect from the Lord nothing will happen in your life.
It is not enough for us to have faith in prayer, we must also expect from God so that we can have what we ask according to His will (Mark 11:24).
God always exceeds our expectations (Ephesians 3:20). All we need is one touch from God to be changed. The crippled beggar expected to receive money from Peter and John, but God did more than what he expected. He gave them his full attention, and that day he received his miracle (Acts 3:1-6). Who/what are we giving our attention and expectation to? Our expectation of the Lord moves His heart to do even more than we imagined. With childlike faith, we should expect from the Lord the promises in His word!
The devil is after our hope because he knows that if we stop expecting from the Lord, we won’t see the manifestation of God’s promises in our lives.
Elijah prayed for rain and sent his servant 7 times to check if there was rain. He was expecting from the Lord to bring to pass what He had promised. Even though there was no sign of rain for a time, he kept expecting from the Lord until the rain came, and it came! (1 Kings 18)
For a pregnant woman, though it takes time for the baby to be born, the mother continues to expect until the child is born. We must continue to expect to see the manifestation of that which God has put in our hearts, the word of God, the promise of God in every area of our lives, no matter what we are experiencing. Let’s expect God to fulfill His purpose for our lives.